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Two College Council Members Reappointed to Seven-Year Terms

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reappointed Sydney Sue Garrant and Heidi Kelly to their second term on the SUNY Plattsburgh College Council.

Garrant was appointed to her first seven-year term by then-Gov. David Patterson in 2009. She holds her bachelor’s, master’s and two certificates of advanced study from SUNY Plattsburgh. She taught high school English at Beekmantown Central School from 1969 to 1986. She then moved into the school’s guidance office where she served as a counselor. In 1994, she was named director of school counseling there and retired in 2003. 

Kelly, retired Minerva Central School principal, was originally appointed to the council in 2008 by former Gov. Eliot Spitzer. Prior to her administrative position at Minerva, Kelly taught at the elementary- and middle-school level, and remedial reading, writing and math. Active in the Minerva community, Kelly has also been affiliated with the School Administrators Association of New York, College for Every Student, and the New York State Middle School Association. She holds a bachelor’s in education from SUNY Oneonta, a master’s in reading from the College of St. Rose, and is a graduate of the Leadership Academy Educational Administration Program at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

The Plattsburgh College Council serves as an oversight and advisory body to the campus and to the president and senior administration. In accordance with state education law, the council comprises 10 members: nine who are appointed to seven-year terms by the governor and the Student Association president.

The next meeting of the Plattsburgh College Council will be Monday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. in the Hermes Conference Room, Au Sable Hall. 

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