SUNY Board of Trustees
Henrik N. Dullea, Ph.D., B.A., D.H.L., was appointed as a member of the SUNY Board of Trustees on June 21, 2012. Effective July 1, 2012, his term on the Board expires June 30, 2016.
Henrik N. Dullea is an experienced higher education and government administrator who has a long history with SUNY, as associate vice chancellor for employee relations and personnel in 1982; senior fellow at SUNY’s Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government from 1981-82; acting president of Purchase College from 1980-81; deputy to the SUNY chancellor from 1970-76; and executive assistant to the president at SUNY’s University at Buffalo from 1968-70. Dullea’s higher education service also includes serving SUNY’s statutorily-affiliated Cornell University since 1991, as vice president for university relations emeritus since 2006, and earlier as vice president for university relations from 1991 to 2003. Prior, Dullea served as director of state operations and policy management for Governor Mario Cuomo from 1983-91; and as assistant secretary to the Governor for education and the arts for Governor Hugh Carey from 1976-80.
Dr. Dullea is a recipient of a number of major awards, including the Nelson A. Rockefeller Award of the New York State Academy for Public Administration, the Distinguished Service Medal of the State University of New York at Albany, and the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Cazenovia College. He is the author of Charter Revision in the Empire State: The Politics of New York’s 1967 Constitutional Convention and co-editor of Decision 1997: Constitutional Change in New York.
Among his current civic activities, he has served as president of the board of trustees of the Tompkins County Public Library, as chair of the board of directors of Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc., as chair of the Tompkins County Independent Redistricting Commission, and as a member of the City of Ithaca Redistricting Committee, the board of directors of Kendal at Ithaca, Inc., the advisory council of Tompkins Community Action, and the county’s anti-poverty agency.
Dr. Dullea is a native of Staten Island, New York. He received his B.A. degree in government from Cornell in 1961 and his Ph.D. in political science from the Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, in 1982. He is married to the former Sally Gilligan of Olean, New York.