To the Campus Community:
I have recently informed Chancellor King of my intention to retire as president of
Farmingdale State College. It remains an honor and a privilege to serve in this position.
I continue to love the work and, more importantly, the broad mission of the institution.
For Kathy and me, our time on campus continues to be a joy. Serving Farmingdale has
been, both personally and professionally, the most rewarding and enjoyable time of
my four decades in the State University of New York system.
As I entered my eighth year in this position, I took time to reflect on the ten key
goals that I set for FSC and myself after my first year at the College. These goals
touch on areas including diversity, faculty hiring, program development, new construction,
fundraising, student engagement, campus beautification, and raising the profile of
the College. I am thankful that in each of these areas, and many others, our objectives
have been achieved or we are making great strides in doing so. Any success is due
to the remarkable work and commitment of you—our faculty, staff, and students who
have embraced a broad and inclusive vision for FSC.
The presidential search process will begin shortly. SUNY will work with the campus
to form a search committee, draft a position profile, and help FSC conduct a timely,
thorough, and successful search. You will be learning more about this in the very
near future. Both SUNY and I are hopeful that the search will conclude by the summer
of 2024 with the selection of an outstanding new president who will move FSC forward.
However, my date of departure will depend, in part, upon the successful completion
of the search process.
Farmingdale continues to prosper. In the months ahead, I will work to assure that
FSC will be positioned to remain a thriving institution that exemplifies the mission
and promise of higher education.