College Council schedules its next meeting for Wednesday, April 29

The SUNY New Paltz College Council will hold its next meeting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29. The meeting will take place via WebEx teleconference.

Reports will be given by President Donald P. Christian and Interim College Council Chairperson Eli Basch.

Also included on the agenda:

  • An update on coronavirus and the College’s response
  • An update on the May 2020 Commencement ceremony
  • A budget update from Michele Halstead, vice president for administration & finance

SUNY New Paltz’s College Council meetings have previously been webcast in accordance with New York State Public Officers Law, section 103 (f), which directs state agencies and public authorities to webcast all public meetings.

However, in response to the ongoing public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus, on March 11, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.1, which, in part, suspends certain in-person attendance and public accessibility provisions of the Open Meetings Law and authorized public meetings to be conducted in an alternative manner during the declared “Disaster Emergency.”

That order also authorized such meetings “to be held remotely by conference call or similar service, provided that the public has the ability to view or listen to such proceedings and that such meetings are recorded and later transcribed.”

In light of this directive, this meeting of the SUNY New Paltz College Council will be open to members of the public who wish to observe the proceedings via WebEx, the virtual conferencing application.

Please use this link and password to access the College Council meeting via WebEx on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 3 p.m.:

Event number: 618 564 796

Event password: SUNYNPCC42920

Following the College Council meeting, a recording will be available on the SUNY New Paltz website at