President Milly Peña

Dr. Peña is the sixth president of Purchase College. A renowned sociologist, most recently she was Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside.

Read further about her background and career.

Message from the President

President Peña addresses the challenges we face and the importance of community. (October 26, 2020)

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