College Council schedules its next meeting for Wednesday, Oct. 21

The SUNY New Paltz College Council will hold its next meeting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, via teleconference.

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

Also included on the agenda:

  • A budget update from Michele Halstead, vice president for administration & finance
  • An update about the College’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
  • Information about federal Title IX process changes from Tanhena Pacheco Dunn, associate vice president for human resources, diversity & inclusion, chief diversity officer and Title IX coordinator
  • An overview of SUNY-wide COVID-19 compliance directives from Stephanie Blaisdell, vice president for student affairs

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, members of the public will be able to observe this meeting of the SUNY New Paltz College Council via YouTube live stream.

Please use this link to view the College Council meeting on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2020, at 3 p.m.:

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