After launching a national search earlier this year for its next college president, the SUNY Sullivan Board of Trustees announced today that three finalists have been selected whom will each participate in on-campus activities beginning tomorrow.
Each of the finalists will meet with campus constituent groups, as well as participate in a Meet & Greet, hosted by the Board of Trustees and open to the public, in the Kaplan Student Union from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. on the following days:
Monday, May 15: Dr. Irene Rios
Tuesday, May 16: Dr. Rick Miller
Wednesday, May 17: Jay Quaintance
Dr. Irene Rios is currently the Dean of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer for Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) in Connecticut. She leads the faculty of the College’s four academic divisions: Allied Health, Nursing and Physical Education; Liberal Arts & Behavioral and Social Sciences; Business and Professional Programs; and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math toward supporting and achieving the goals of the NVCC Strategic Plan.
Dr. Rick Miller serves as Executive Vice President at SUNY Potsdam. Miller has nearly 35 years of administrative experience in higher education in the areas of enrollment management, student affairs, and institutional research. His professional interests include student recruitment and retention, research and evaluation, planning, and policy. He has presented at national and state-wide professional conferences in the areas of institutional research and assessment.
John “Jay” Quaintance currently serves as SUNY Sullivan’s acting president. Prior to joining SUNY Sullivan, he served as Assistant Secretary for Education in the Office of New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo since September 2014. His work in the Executive Chamber included Statewide P-12 and Higher Education budget, policy development, and implementation and touched on policy areas as diverse as economic development, health, labor, public safety, agriculture and cultural enrichment.
For more information on the public Meet & Greet sessions, contact Charissa Gonzalez at (845) 434-5750