Founded in 1976, the Foundation works to enrich the quality of academic life at New Paltz by raising private contributions. Gifts to the SUNY New Paltz Foundation enhance the teaching, learning, and discovery that takes place on campus, and allow New Paltz to enrich the cultural, economic and social fabric of the Mid-Hudson region.



Michael Keegan 
M&T Bank

Fitzarnaz Drummond ('06)

First Vice Chair

Fitzarnaz Drummond '06 
Goldman Sachs

Second Vice Chair

Noah P Dorsky
Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs


Leonard Boccia '89 

Philip M Berkowitz ('75)


Philip M Berkowitz '75 
Littler Mendelson

Board Directors

Regina Calcaterra '88 
Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz

Murali Chigurupati
A.R.T. Advisors

Joseph Davidson ('90)  United States Military Academy

Joseph Davidson '90 
United States Military Academy (Ret.)

Karen Dorsky 
Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs

Mickey Jamal

Mickey Jamal 
CPD Energy

Jeffrey Korn '79 
Crexendo, Inc.

Myra Kressner '76 
Kressner Strategy Group LLC

Daniel Leader 
Bread Alone Bakery

Susan Najork '67, '70g 
Collection Bureau Hudson Valley

James Passikoff 
Passikoff and Scott

Barbara Scherr

Barbara Scherr 
Volunteer & Philanthropist

Jessica Sillins

Jessica Sillins
BTP Real Estate, LLC

Donna Smeland '93
Independent Producer

Giancarlo Traverso
SUNY New Paltz Professor Emeritus

Tamah Wiegand
The Brearley School

Etsuko Yokoyama ‘02

Etsuko Yokoyama ‘02
Deloitte & Touche LLP


Operating Officers

Donald P. Christian
President, SUNY New Paltz

Erica Marks

Erica Marks
Executive Director and
Vice President for Development
and Alumni Relations, SUNY New Paltz

Julia Davis, Chief Financial Officer Director of Finance, SUNY New Paltz

Julia Davis
Chief Financial Officer
  Director of Finance, SUNY New Paltz