“It is an honor and a privilege to be named New Paltz’s ninth president and to join a campus community I have already come to respect and admire. I look forward to working together with students and colleagues at New Paltz to advocate for the value of a liberal education tailored to 21st century needs and build upon the institution’s core values of access, integrity, inclusion, social justice, leadership and excellence.”
- President Darrell P. Wheeler
Upon the recommendation of Interim Chancellor Deborah F. Stanley, the SUNY Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Darrell P. Wheeler as President of SUNY New Paltz effective July 18, 2022
SUNY New Paltz marked an important annual tradition with the fall 2022 Convocation ceremony, as President Wheeler helped faculty, staff and alumni welcome more than 1,700 new first-year and transfer students to the campus community
In his first major addres since taking office, President Wheeler introduced his top priorities and key themes for the 2022-23 academic year.