Chancellor Johnson Names Josee Larochelle Officer-In-Charge of SUNY Plattsburgh

June 14, 2019

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Albany – State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson announced the appointment of Josee Larochelle as officer-in-charge of SUNY Plattsburgh effective July 1, 2019 following the retirement of President John Ettling. She will provide ongoing administrative leadership of the campus while the search for the next president continues. Chancellor Johnson is committed to finding a permanent president by the end of the 2019 calendar year.

About Josee Larochelle

Larochelle currently leads the Division of Administration and Finance at SUNY Plattsburgh overseeing the financials, as well as physical and human resources. She joined the campus in 2017 after 16 years of executive-level finance and administration experience in higher education while at the San Jose State University and University of California, Riverside.

Prior to work in public higher education, she served in finance and administration functions with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the County Transportation Commission in Los Angeles.

Larochelle earned a masters in business administration at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; and a bachelor of arts in economics at University of California, Los Angeles.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, with 64 college and university campuses located within 30 miles of every home, school, and business in the state. As of Fall 2018, more than 424,000 students were enrolled in a degree program at a SUNY campus. In total, SUNY served 1.4 million students in credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs in the 2017-18 academic year. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Its students and faculty make significant contributions to research and discovery, contributing to a $1.6 billion research portfolio. There are 3 million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit

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