SUNY Board Announces Leadership at Brockport, Morrisville, Orange, Schenectady Campuses

May 6, 2015

Albany – The State University of New York Board of Trustees today appointed Dr. Heidi Macpherson as president of the College at Brockport and Dr. David Rogers as president of SUNY Morrisville. The Trustees also approved the appointments of Dr. Kristine M. Young as president of Orange County Community College and Dr. Steady H. Moono as president of Schenectady County Community College.

About Dr. Heidi Macpherson, College at Brockport

Dr. Heidi Macpherson is currently Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, a position she has held since July 2012. In this position, Dr. Macpherson initiated the student-nominated Provost’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2013; developed of the Institute for Campus Excellence in 2013 and “Creative Imperatives” Art week in 2014; expanded undergraduate research projects to include “Eagle Apprenticeships” (a collaboration between the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creativity, Financial Aid and Admissions); and developed a new international link with Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom (UK).

Prior to this, and since 2007, Dr. Macpherson was Dean of Humanities at De Montfort University (Leicester, England) and subsequently held two different Pro Vice Chancellor positions at DMU: PVC for Teaching, Learning and Student Experience, and PVC for Research and Innovation. Dr. Macpherson has authored and co-authored seven books, numerous articles, and book chapters. She has also served on multiple campus committees, and several community boards. Dr. Macpherson received her BA (Summa Cum Laude) in English and Creative Writing from St. Cloud State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle in 1996 and began her academic career at the University of Central Lancashire (1995 to 2007).

Dr. Macpherson’s appointment is effective on or about July 16, 2015, at an annual salary of $240,000.

About Dr. David Rogers, SUNY Morrisville

Dr. David Rogers is the current Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Information Officer at Morrisville State College, a position he has held since December 2010. Dr. Rogers was the Dean of the college’s School of Business from 1999 to 2010 and Interim Dean of the Norwich Campus and the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Before his time at Morrisville, Dr. Rogers was the Director of Institutional Research and Planning at Onondaga Community College. He has held faculty positions at Ithaca College, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Le Moyne College.

Dr. Rogers earned his Ph.D. in labor economics, collective bargaining, and econometrics from the SUNY College of Industrial Labor Relations at Cornell University. He also holds a master’s degree from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts. Additionally, he has served on numerous campus committees and community and college boards.

Dr. Rogers’ appointment is effective on or about June 1, 2015, at an annual salary of $195,000.

About Dr. Kristine M. Young, Orange County Community College

Dr. Kristine M. Young has worked in higher education for the past 17 years, as Professor of Chemistry, Department Chair of Natural Sciences, and Vice President for Academic Services all at Parkland College, a community college located in Champaign, Illinois, that enrolls approximately 18,000 students. Dr. Young has a history of national professional service, including participation on the Commission on Workforce and Economic Development for the American Association of Community Colleges and as Vice President of the National Council of Instructional Administrators.

Dr. Young holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Muhlenberg College, a Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an Ed. D. in Human Resource Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Additionally, she has served on numerous campus councils and committees, as well as on community committees.

Dr. Young’s appointment is effective June 8, 2015, at an annual salary of $175,000.

About Dr. Steady H. Moono, Schenectady County Community College

Dr. Steady H. Moono began his career in higher education in 1985. Since then, his career path has included positions of increasing responsibility, which he has embraced and excelled in.  Dr. Moono has served as an Assistant Dean, a Dean, a Vice President for Student Affairs, and most recently as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (West Campus) at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania. Prior to his time at Montgomery County Community College, Dr. Moono served as Assistant Dean for Student Development and Director of Adult & Multicultural Student Services at Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania. Throughout his administrative career, Dr. Moono has continued to serve as an adjunct faculty member.

Dr. Moono earned a B.A. in Education from Messiah College, an M.A. in Counseling and Theology from the Biblical Theological Seminary, an M.A. in English from Arcadia University, and an Ed. D in Higher Education Leadership from Immaculata University. Additionally, he has served on numerous community boards.

Dr. Moono’s appointment is effective July 1, 2015, at an annual salary of $170,000.

About the State University of New York
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