Presidential Search


RPA Rep Dana CohickDana John Cohick, president of RPA Inc., is the contact for SUNY New Paltz's presidential search.

To have a confidential discussion about this opportunity or to make a nomination, email Dana and RPA Inc. at

Interested candidates should submit only a cover letter and resume to

For process questions, please contact:
Zulaika Rodriguez
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Presidential Searches 

Review of candidates will begin on November 29, 2021. First-round virtual interviews will commence thereafter.

Search Details

The State University of New York at New Paltz invites nominations and applications for the position of President. The College seeks a successor to Donald P. Christian who will retire at the end of June 2022, following a 45-year career in higher education and 12 years as president of the college.

Download the Search Prospectus

Contact the Search Committee

For more information, contact the search committee at

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