Members of the Search Committee for President of Empire State College 2018-19

Four members of the College Council

  • James Lytle, chairman of College Council - Partner, law firm of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips
  • Patricia Salkin, council member - Provost, Graduate and Professional Divisions, Touro College
  • Linda Weiss '83, council member - Retired directory of the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center
  • Daniel Wall, council member - Vice President of Corporate Services at CMA

Seven members of the teaching faculty, one part-time

  • Frances Boyce, Hauppague (part-time faculty member) – School for Undergraduate Studies, Department of Accounting, Finance, Economics and Management Information Systems
  • Dongho Kim, Ithaca – Associate Professor, School for Undergraduate Studies, Faculty Academic Coordinator and Department Chair, Business, International Business and Marketing
  • Gerald Lorentz, Latham – Professor, Historical Studies, School for Undergraduate Studies, Arts and Humanities Division
  • Thalia MacMillan, Manhattan – Associate Professor, School for Undergraduate Studies, Department Chair of Human Services
  • Audeliz Matias, Saratoga Springs – Associate Professor, School for Undergraduate Studies, Online Curriculum Coordinator and Natural Sciences Department Chair
  • Rhianna Rogers, Cheektowaga – Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary & Multidisciplinary Studies Coordinator, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School for Graduate Studies

One professional employee

  • Desiree Drindak, Saratoga Springs – Interim director of Veteran Military Education

One support staff employee

  • Janay Jackson, Saratoga Springs – Secretary 1, Office of Academic Affairs

Two students

  • Graduate Student, Delhi – Ellen Liberatori, Director of Grants Office at SUNY Delhi
  • Undergraduate Student, Elmira – Kelly Domineske, Human Resources Manbager, Evans Roofing Company

One alumni representative

  • Patrick Paul ’94, New Paltz – Executive Director and CEO of the Anderson Center for Autism

Two campus-related foundation representatives

  • Marian Conway, ’01, ’04, Long Island – President of the Foundation Board, executive director of the New York Community Bank Foundation
  • Christopher Feeley, ’86, Connecticut ­– Vice President of Business Development, Psychiatry Networks

One academic dean

  • Bridget Nettleton, Saratoga Springs – Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health

One incumbent or retired SUNY president or a member of the Chancellor’s senior staff

  • Tod Laursen, Albany – Senior Vice Chancellor and Provost of SUNY

One Chancellor’s liaison (non-voting)

  • Joseph Porter, Albany – Senior Vice Chancellor for Executive Leadership and Employee Development, SUNY

One campus liaison (non-voting)

  • Mary Caroline Powers, Saratoga Springs – Vice President and Special Assistant, Office of the President

Search Staff

  • Tiffany Williams, ESC, and Zulaika Rodriguez, SUNY

*Nicola Marae Allain, Saratoga Springs - Associate Professor, School for Undergraduate Studies, Online Curriculum Coordinator, Digital Media, was an initial member but was replaced when she moved into an interim management confidential position in the Office of Academic Affairs.