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Presidential Search

Presidential Search

SUNY New Paltz Presidential Search

In the proud tradition of SUNY, the State University of New York at New Paltz is committed to providing high quality, affordable education to students from all social and economic backgrounds. We are a faculty and campus community dedicated to the construction of a vibrant intellectual/creative public forum which reflects and celebrates the diversity of our society and encourages and supports active participation in scholarly and artistic activity. SUNY New Paltz is an active contributor to the schools, community institutions and economic/cultural life of our region. We are selective in admitting students who show promise of thriving in a learning environment which is challenging, student-centered, and personalized. Our goal is for students to gain knowledge, skills, and confidence to contribute as productive members of their communities and professions and active citizens in a democratic nation and a global society.

The College, founded in 1828, is a vital part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system of higher education. The President reports to the SUNY Chancellor, Jim Malatras.

 The New Paltz Presidential Search Committee seeks to attract an able and experienced administrator of impeccable integrity, who values consultation and transparency in decision-making, is skilled in interpersonal relationships, and who will sustain and strengthen the academic excellence achieved by the college in recent years. Successful experience in fund raising will be a very important consideration.

Applications and nominations will be accepted until the new President·is selected; however, optimal consideration will be accorded candidates whose materials are submitted by Nov. 29.

Search Details

The State University of New York at New Paltz invites nominations and applications for the position of President. The College seeks a successor to Donald P. Christian who will retire at the end of June 2022, following a 45-year career in higher education and 12 years as president of the college.

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