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SUNY Oswego president becomes chair of American Association of State Colleges

OSWEGO, N.Y. — Deborah F. Stanley, president of SUNY Oswego, assumed the chair of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) board of directors during the association’s recent annual meeting.

As chair, Stanley will lead the national association in its “vision to influence American public higher education through advocacy, leadership, and service,” according to a SUNY Oswego news release. More than 400 public colleges, universities, and systems are in the association. 

According to Stanley, the AASCU brings college and university presidents and chancellors together to support member institutions in their public mission. “I look forward to the leadership role that SUNY Oswego will play in the association’s efforts to prepare students to enter a competitive economy and global society; advocate for effective public policy; promote access and inclusion; and foster regional stewardship, economic progress and educational innovation,” she said in the release.

Before becoming chair-elect in 2015, Stanley completed a three-year term on AASCU’s board of directors as secretary-treasurer. She also served on several of the association’s committees.

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