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"A Proud Past, A Strong Future"

President and Leadership


Dr. Alexander Enyedi, a veteran academic leader, administrator and scholar, was named president at SUNY Plattsburgh by the State University of New York Board of Trustees on Nov. 20, 2020.

The appointment is effective Jan. 21, 2020.

He succeeds Dr. John Ettling, who retired at the end of June 2019 after 15 years leading the college. Josee Larochelle, vice president for administration and finance, has served as chief administrative officer-in-charge since his retirement.

Enyedi currently serves as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. His portfolio spans 13 distinct units, including three academic colleges, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Office for Research and Sponsored Programs, among others.

Read more about the appointment here

The SUNY resolution and a CV is here.

From the close interaction with faculty members to the facilities on campus, students at SUNY Plattsburgh have many invaluable resources available to them. Internships, work experiences and study abroad programs offer students exciting opportunities throughout their college careers. We strive to provide all our students with an educational experience that will lead to rewarding and successful careers.

We challenge our students to commit themselves to excellence. SUNY Plattsburgh transforms the lives of its students as they seek to discover their fullest potential, in and out of the classroom. Our caring and experienced faculty and staff are here to support our students as they make this journey.

Our motto, 'A Proud Past, A Strong Future,' is as appropriate today as it was 25 years ago. Alumni have graduated from Plattsburgh and become successful in their careers and standouts in their communities. We are immensely proud of our faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Other details on campus leadership and the Office of the President are included in this section of the website. 


Office of the President

Josee Larochelle
Chief Administrative Officer-in-Charge
Vice President for Administration and Finance
Phone: 518-564-2010
Email: [email protected]

Gerianne Downs
Assistant Director of Communications 
Phone: 518-564-3094 
Email: [email protected]

Sue Gadway
Executive Secretary to the President

Phone: 518-564-2010
Email: [email protected]

Ken Knelly
Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: 518-564-3622
Email: [email protected]

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