President Milagros Peña, PhD
Milly Peña: Full Circle

On May 29, 2020, the SUNY Board of Trustees appointed Milagros “Milly” Peña, PhD as the sixth president of Purchase College.

Following an exhaustive search led by Chair of the Purchase College Council Dennis Glazer, the SUNY Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Peña, the first Hispanic woman ever to lead a SUNY institution.

In so many ways, Peña is the right president for Purchase at this moment. And for Peña, rising to the rank of president at a public liberal arts school in New York is coming full circle.

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