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SUNY board designates Stanley as president emeritus of SUNY Oswego

OSWEGO, N.Y. — The SUNY board of trustees this week bestowed Deborah Stanley with the title of president emeritus of SUNY Oswego.

Stanley, who retired as president of SUNY Oswego nearly a year ago, has been serving as interim chancellor of the SUNY system.

The SUNY board adopted a resolution acknowledging Stanley as president emeritus of SUNY Oswego during its Tuesday meeting in Albany.

After serving as interim president from 1995-1997, Stanley was appointed the 10th president of SUNY Oswego in 1997. Prior to becoming president, she taught and earned tenure in the school of business and served as VP for academic affairs and provost, meaning her service to the institution spanned more than 44 years.

Stanley retired in December 2021, before serving as interim SUNY chancellor over the past year.

“President Stanley’s legacy is ingrained in the tapestry of SUNY Oswego. It is evident on campus, in the region, state, and at the national level. It is also reflected in her strategic and thoughtful leadership as well as in her profound commitment to the power of education to transform lives,” Mary Toale, officer in charge of SUNY Oswego, said. “She led the university with passion and purpose, and her insight and vision laid a foundation for SUNY Oswego and future generations of Lakers to thrive well into the future. Recognition of President Stanley’s steadfast commitment to higher education as President Emeritus is a befitting honor.”








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