Dr. Spissinger New CAS President
PLATTSBURGH, NY __ College Auxiliary Services (CAS) has a new president. Dr. Susan
Spissinger, associate vice president for academic affairs and research at the State
University of New York College at Plattsburgh, took office during the CAS board meeting
on Feb. 25. She replaces Peter Luguri, director of athletics and assistant vice president
for student affairs and enrollment management, who served as president for the past
"CAS is a terrific organization that does a lot of good things for this institution and for the students," said Spissinger. "Fifty-percent of the board is composed of students, which is unique. The decisions made reflect student needs and ideas and also respond to the needs of the institution."
CAS is a not-for-profit organization governed by a 16-member board of which eight are students. CAS services to the College include: dining service, which is subcontracted to Sodexho Campus Services; the College Store (main store, Campus Express and the Book Nook); vending, which is subcontracted to Coca-Cola and All-Seasons; SA shuttle service; conferencing; ID card services; automotive fleet; and owner and manager of Valcour Educational Conference Center and the Twin Valley's Education and Recreation Center.
All surplus revenues are used for the benefit of the College, in furtherance of the College's mission and in accordance with the purposes of the corporation.
Examples of this fiscal support include: Alternative Spring Break, alcohol/sex/AIDS workshops, scholarship support for the Plattsburgh College Foundation, student academic travel and cultural programs.
As president, Spissinger will help develop agendas for the meetings of the Executive
Committee and Board of Directors. She will be an ambassador for CAS to the campus
and will provide supervisory direction to the executive director for execution of
Gordon Muir, associate librarian, will replace Spissinger as secretary, and Michael Harrington, president of the Student Association, will fill the role of vice president on the board.
The term of president is a one-year renewable appointment at the discretion of the nominating committee, which is comprised of the Plattsburgh State president and the president of the Student Association.
-- 30 --