College Council

Each state-operated campus in the SUNY system has its own College Council, which includes as a voting member a student enrolled at the host institution. Members are appointed by the governor to seven-year terms with the exception of the student representative, who is elected by the student body. 

THE MEMBERS OF SUNY ONEONTA’S COLLEGE COUNCIL ARE: 

  • Mr. Patrick Brown, chair 
  • Mr. Joseph Bernier 
  • Dr. David Brenner
  • Ms. Gabrielle Cecere
  • Dr. Diane Georgeson 
  • Mr. Mark McGough
  • Ms. Debra Parisian
  • Mr. Daniel Sniezek 

College councils have specific statutory powers, such as naming buildings and making regulations regarding student conduct. Council meetings are open to the public, and each council meets at least four times a year. Minutes and digital recordings of meetings are available online. Written meeting transcripts will be made available upon request to the President’s Office. 

SUNY Oneonta’s College Council members also are members of ACT, the Association of Council Members and College Trustees of the State University of New York. ACT advocates for quality public higher education encourages discussion of institutional and system-wide issues among college leaders, and seeks to strengthen SUNY generally. 

THE NON VOTING MEMBERS OF THE COLLEGE COUNCIL ARE:

  • Dr. William R. Wilkerson, College Senate Observer
  • Edward Aluck, Alumni Observer

Visit the ACT website

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