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

The SUNY New Paltz College Council will hold its next meeting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, 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:

An update about campus construction projects from Megan Smailer, director of facilities design & construction

An update on the College’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

An update about the search for the next president of SUNY New Paltz from Ronald Law, College Council member & Presidential Search Committee chair

A budget update from Michele Halstead, vice president for administration & finance

This meeting will be held virtually in accordance with legislation (S.50001/A.40001) signed by Governor Hochul on Sept. 2, 2021, which allows state and local government meetings that are normally held in person to be held remotely instead, as long as the public has the ability to view or listen to the meeting and as long as the meeting is recorded and later transcribed.

SUNY New Paltz’s College Council meetings are 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.

Please use this link to view the College Council meeting on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at 3 p.m.

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