Our administrative and academic leadership forms the bedrock for our inclusive community of academic rigor and unbridled creativity.
Purchase College Cabinet
Each campus in the SUNY system has its own College Council to manage, supervise, and control the workings of its college in accordance with the rules. It consists of 10 members: nine appointed by the governor and one elected by and from the student body on campus.
Purchase College Council
Elaine Wingate Conway, Chair Emeritus
John Jacono, Interim Chair
Susan M. Corcoran, Esq.
Mary C. Marvin
Dan Hanessian, Faculty Presiding Officer
Paula Cancro, Alumni Representative
Demetrius McCray, Student Representative: PSGA President
The Purchase College Senate’s primary role is governance and they legislate on all matters pertaining to the college, except for those relating to policies regarding personnel actions and matters that are in the traditional purview of the faculty, like curriculum.
Suzanne Kessler, PhD, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Peggy De Cooke, PhD., Acting Interim Dean of the School of the Arts
Each dean is responsible for setting the goals and standards for their respective schools, keeping up with current progress, and pushing toward the future.
Faculty At Large
This group of voting faculty is responsible for developing and implementing educational, curricular, and faculty personnel policies and for defining and upholding academic and professional standards, including teaching, research, and creative activities.