Became the ninth president of SUNY New Paltz on July 18, 2022
President Darrell P. Wheeler

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Dr. Wheeler became the 9th president of SUNY New Paltz on July 18, 2022
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“It truly takes a village to accomplish the task of creating, supporting, leading, nurturing, and sustaining our beloved SUNY New Paltz. This is not the work of one person or one division; this work requires engagement, and mutual support and respect for the collective. In no small way, all of us have a unique role to play in the success of this institution and accountability for the legacy yet to be written.”

- President Darrell P. Wheeler

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Annual scholarship reception celebrates students and donors during the Inauguration of President Wheeler

SUNY New Paltz Foundation scholarship recipients and their guests met with donors, alumni, faculty and Foundation Board members at the 2023 Annual Scholarship Reception on April 19, a celebration of the University’s continued philanthropic investment in student success.

SUNY New Paltz celebrates the Inauguration of ninth President Dr. Darrell P. Wheeler

The SUNY New Paltz community celebrated the Inauguration of President Dr. Darrell P. Wheeler at an Investiture Ceremony on Thursday, April 20, attended by local, county and state officials, SUNY leadership, delegates from other institutions, and hundreds of students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and community members.

Building on strength, shaping our future: President Wheeler's 2023 State of the University address

“I go to the core of our institutional mission: to provide an excellent education to our students that prepares them for lifelong learning and success; and being a clear value to the citizens of New York and beyond”