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John S. Nader, PhD became the ninth president of Farmingdale State College effective July 15, 2016.

Dr. Nader had served as Provost at SUNY Delhi since 2009, directly supervising all academic programs, as well as the library and learning center, career and business services, grants and sponsored programs, and partnerships with the community colleges and local high schools. From 2012-2013, he was president of the SUNY Chief Academic Officers organization.

Instrumental in developing Delhi’s strategic plan, he monitored implementation of its smart growth strategy. Dr. Nader focused on expanding selected academic majors, enhancing online capacity and building partnerships with community colleges. He led the College’s program development and academic review process.

He also spearheaded the effort to obtaining approval to develop a fully online RN to BSN degree at Delhi, which has received national recognition.

Previously, Dr. Nader was the College’s Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, overseeing the introduction of new degree programs in Environmental Studies and Criminal Justice. As both provost and dean, Dr. Nader focused on promoting student success through improving advisement, expanding scholarship support and promoting community engagement and service learning opportunities for students.

He also served as Mayor of the City of Oneonta from 2006-10, where he worked to successfully revitalize a long-dormant downtown property and guided the creation of a veteran’s memorial walkway. He was an Otsego County legislator for 12 years and Chair of the Opportunities for Otsego Board.

Dr. Nader is an avid sports fan whose family formerly owned a minor league baseball team affiliated with the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers.

He possesses a BA in Politics from Ithaca College and an MA and a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research.


Dr. John S. Nader

John S. Nader, PhD