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About John Nader

Dr. John Nader

Dr. John S. Nader

Dr. John S. Nader became President of Farmingdale State College in July 2016.

Dr. Nader has promoted his Powered by Optimism message across the campus and in meetings with civic, business and institutional leaders to enhance the profile of Farmingdale State College as a vibrant campus vital to the future of Long Island.

He has actively advocated for a new Building for Applied Social Sciences to accommodate the College's unprecedented growth. Farmingdale now enrolls over 9,000 students and has hired more than 50 new faculty and staff members since his arrival.

Dr. Nader proudly announced final approval of Farmingdale's first graduate degree, a Master of Science in Technology Management within weeks of his arrival on campus. Implementation will take place in the fall 2017.

He has focused on new program development, advancing applied learning opportunities, expanding support for student scholarships, and improving campus aesthetics and spaces. Dr. Nader celebrates student artwork with a display in the president's home. To recognize the international origin of many Farmingdale graduates, he spearheaded a project to incorporate the flags of over forty nations into Ralph Bunche Plaza.

Dr. Nader previously served as Provost at SUNY Delhi. He was presider of the SUNY Chief Academic Officers organization.

Dr. Nader was Mayor of Oneonta, NY where he led the revitalization of a long-dormant downtown property and the creation of a veterans' memorial walkway. As a county legislator and community action leader he helped establish a homeless shelter. He has three children, two of whom are products of the State University of New York System.

Dr. Nader received a BA in Politics from Ithaca College and an MA and a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research.