College Council schedules its next meeting for Thursday, Sept. 24

The SUNY New Paltz College Council will hold its next meeting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24. 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 the College’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
  • 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.

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202, originally issued on March 7, 2020, and extended on Sept. 4, 2020, by Executive Order 202.60, suspends certain in-person attendance and public accessibility provisions of the Open Meetings Law, and authorizes public meetings to be conducted in an alternative manner during the declared “Disaster Emergency.”

Governor Cuomo 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.

Please use this link and password to access the College Council meeting via WebEx on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at 3 p.m.:

Event number: 171 657 2890
Event password: CCM92420

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