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Gov. Kathy Hochul Appoints Plattsburgh Mayor to SUNY Plattsburgh University Council

rosenquest councilChris Rosenquest, mayor of the City of Plattsburgh, has been appointed to the SUNY Plattsburgh University Council by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

He will fill the seat last held by Pat Russell, with a term expiring in 2027.

Rosenquest is a 2000 graduate of the university with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, having served as writer and managing editor of Cardinal Points. Prior to earning his BA, he earned an associate’s degree at Clinton Community College. He went on to earn his master’s in technology management at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business in Seattle, Washington.

Rosenquest was elected mayor of the City of Plattsburgh in November 2020 for a term beginning in January 2021. Prior to his election, he served as a legislator for Area 9 on the Clinton County Legislature from January 2016 through December 2020.

He is the founder and managing partner of Chapter One Coffee and Tea in downtown Plattsburgh, and has held a number of business management and technology positions throughout the years.

“As a proud alumnus of SUNY Plattsburgh, I look to serve on the University Council with humility and the hopes to make an impact on an institution that shaped and molded my future success,” Rosenquest said. “I look forward to working with the members of the council and the many faculty, staff, and students who hold my respect and admiration for the work they do in our community. I'm excited to serve and will do so to advance this institution that many have proudly attended."

Rosenquest serves on the New York Conference of Mayors as its second vice president as well as a number of its committees, and has served as board liaison to the Strategic Tourism Planning Committee, a member of the Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County Board of Directors, a member of the Lake City Local Development Corporation Board of Directors, and a member of the Plattsburgh Downtown Association, among many other affiliations.

He has served as a rugby coach and referee at SUNY Plattsburgh and elsewhere for many years, has taught as an adjunct lecturer at both Clinton Community College and SUNY Plattsburgh in business management and computer science

Rosenquest and his family live in the City of Plattsburgh.

— Story, Photo by Associate Director of Communications Gerianne Downs

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