Searches for Each Campus to Follow Upcoming Appointments of Interim Presidents
and Additional Shared Vice Presidents
– State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced that
SUNY Canton Interim President Carli Schiffner will be leaving her post
effective July 31, 2013 as she takes on a new role as
vice president of instruction at Wenatchee Valley College in Wenatchee, WA.
Schiffner has been a tireless advocate for SUNY Canton both as provost and
interim president, and should be commended for her accomplishments,” said
Chancellor Zimpher. “Dr. Schiffner’s guidance and her belief in shared services
were of great benefit to both her campus and the entire system. We wish her
success in her new role and know that Wenatchee Valley is getting a stellar
academic leader in their new provost.”
Canton and the Canton community are like my adopted family,” said Schiffner.
“But, my family and I are also extremely excited about living just a short car
ride from our children’s grandparents, who live in Washington. This was a very
difficult decision for me to make, however, this is an opportunity that both
personally and professionally I could not turn down. I would like to thank
Chancellor Zimpher and the Board of Trustees for entrusting in me the role of
interim president at a great institution in this great system.”
with SUNY Potsdam President John F. Schwaller, Schiffner has made great strides
toward implementing a shared services model between the two campuses. Major
successes in this area include the appointment of a shared chief financial
officer – which allows for significant savings across many critical
administrative services such as human resources and purchasing – as well as the
appointment of a joint veterans affairs director to work with the significant
military population in the area.
light of this new development and the recent resignation of Schwaller, the SUNY
Board of Trustees will receive recommendations from the Chancellor at an
upcoming Board meeting for interim/acting presidents for each of Canton and
Potsdam to be appointed before July 1, 2013.
addition, SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam have announced three new joint
administrative positions that will expand the shared services network between
the schools, enhance academic and operational opportunities, and increase
efficiencies at both campuses. These include a vice president for advancement
and a chief information officer, to be in place by the end of the current
semester; and a vice president for student affairs, the selection process for
which will commence also by the end of the current semester.
confidence that progress already made with shared services will continue, and
that steps as outlined above will be taken for these three new shared
positions, the Chancellor intends to initiate formal presidential searches for
each of Canton and Potsdam in Fall 2013.
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