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A New President for Purchase College

Dr. Milagros “Milly” Peña

In October 1, 2020, Dr. Milagros “Milly” Peña became the sixth president of Purchase College. “We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Peña to the SUNY family, and I’m confident she will further elevate one of the nation’s premier and most ethnically diverse liberal arts colleges at this historic moment,” says former SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “Dr. Peña has spent her career attracting and retaining diverse faculty members to more accurately reflect student demographics. She also has aggressively pursued and promoted cross-disciplinary scholarship and stressed the importance of higher education institutions as community pillars. These tenets are central to both the core mission of Purchase and my broader vision for the entire SUNY system.”