Alumni & Friends
Alumni Council

The purpose of the Alumni Council is to provide the leadership necessary to interact with the University on behalf of the alumni, inspire and motivate alumni to participate in the life and mission of the institution, and create and support networks that promote mutually beneficial, enduring relationships among alumni, students, and faculty.

About the Alumni Association

The purpose of the SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association is to support our alumni, help you network with each other, and engage you in the life of the University and our students. We look forward to keeping you apprised of new developments at SUNY New Paltz. We are proud of you and want to share in your successes and your news.

All graduates of SUNY New Paltz are automatically members of the Alumni Association. You are part of the extended New Paltz community comprising 72,000+ alumni around the U.S. and throughout the world. We welcome alumni back to campus at any time and hope you will join us and other members at alumni events in your region.


SUNY New Paltz Alumni Council Executive Committee

Council President & Representative to the College Council: Renee Padmore-Baccus '91 (Black Studies; Psychology)

Vice President: Keisha Parker '00 (Black Studies)

Secretary: Shana Circe '02 '08g (Visual Arts Education)

Chair: Jennifer D'Andrea, Interim Director of Alumni Relations


SUNY New Paltz Alumni Council Members

Executive Committee

Council President & Representative to the College Council
Renee Padmore-Baccus ’91
Healing Hands of Harvest

Vice President
Keisha Parker ’00
Nicolson Law Group

Shana Circe ’02 ‘08g
Umbrella Arts Academy

Jennifer D’Andrea
SUNY New Paltz


Denise Kennedy-Shane ‘89
Little Hands Daycare
John McCormick ‘72
Retired Educator
Felix Muzza ‘75
Retired Educator
Kevin Sanchez ‘15
NYU McSilver Institute
Jason Valentino ‘07
Gravatt Financial
Phil Velez
Malteser International Americas