College Council schedules its next meeting for Thursday, March 18

The SUNY New Paltz College Council will hold its next meeting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, via teleconference.

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

Also included on the agenda:

  • An update about the College’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
  • A brief overview of the upcoming Middle States Reaccreditation Evaluation Team Virtual Visit (March 24 – 26), to be presented by Steering Committee co-chairs Laurel Garrick Duhaney, associate provost, and Ken Goldstein, professor of theatre arts
  • An update on the vision and direction for enrollment management from Jeff Gant, vice president for enrollment management
  • 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 Feb. 22, 2021, by Executive Order 202.95, 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, March 18, 2021, at 3 p.m.:

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