April 23, 2010

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Poskanzer: Becoming
president of Carleton College

NEW PALTZ – After a nine year run, SUNY New Paltz President Steven Poskanzer Friday announced his resignation. He will become president of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

He will leave the SUNY New Paltz at the end of June and assume his new duties on August 2.

During his tenure in the Hudson Valley, Poskanzer said his administration has made “enormous stride in improving this college’s academic quality, raising its public stature, and positioning it for future success.”

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher will name an interim president and the College Council will conduct a national search to replace him.

“Steve’s leadership has been invaluable, not only to New Paltz, but to the entire State University,” said Zimpher.

Carleton College Board of Trustees Co-Chairman Jack Eugster said Poskanzer “is a rare individual, who combines intellect, wit, and a passion for the liberal arts with an innate ability to win over almost everyone he meets.”

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