New president appointed at SUNY New Paltz

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(SUNY New Paltz 2017 graduation)
Dr. Darrell Wheeler

NEW PALTZ – The SUNY Board of Trustees has named Dr. Darrell Wheeler as president of SUNY New Paltz. He will take over the reins on July 18 from Dr. Donald Christian, who is retiring from the post.

Wheeler currently serves as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Iona College. Prior to that, he served as dean of the School of Social Welfare and vice president for Public Engagement at the University at Albany, dean for the School of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago, and has held academic positions at Hunter College, CUNY, Columbia University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

“Dr. Wheeler is not just an exceptional leader, but has dedicated over three decades of his career to tackling inequities within healthcare and education, ultimately providing a much-needed voice to the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities,” said SUNY Interim Chancellor Deborah Stanley. “SUNY New Paltz has built a reputation of academic excellence, and being welcoming and inclusive, and Dr. Wheeler is poised to continue that legacy.”