Mark McFadden began his time at SUNY New Paltz in the Spring of 2016. Prior to starting at New Paltz he worked at Alfred University for over fifteen years where he served as the director of the Career Development Center for twelve years.
In his current role, he over sees the day-to-day operations of the office. This includes overseeing the budget, making sure our resources are up-to-date, developing new programs through cross-campus collaborations, expanding networking opportunities for students and alumni, and fundraising. A few new initiatives that are in the works include new partnerships with the Office of Veteran Services and the Disability Resource Center (DRC). The CRC and DRC are working together to develop career focused services for students and alumni on the Autistic spectrum and we are collaborating with the Workforce Recruitment Program to connect students with a diagnosed disability with federal employers.
Outside of work, Mark enjoys hiking and mountain biking in the Catskills, Adirondacks, and Mohonk Preserve. Now that he lives so close to the Gunks, he plans on taking up climbing next.