Walter Roettger Named Acting Academic Vice President

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SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley appointed Dr. Walter Roettger as acting provost and vice president for academic affairs. He began in the position in February.

As the college’s chief academic officer, Roettger is responsible for leadership of all instructional and academic programs across the college, including Oswego’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and School of Communication, Media and the Arts.

“Dr. Roettger has an outstanding record of leadership in higher education,” said President Stanley. “We look forward to benefiting from his wealth of experience and insight.”

Roettger is the president emeritus of Lyon College, which he led to top-tier status among national liberal arts colleges. During his lengthy career he has served other colleges and universities as a vice president, provost, associate provost and dean, among other administrative positions.

Since his retirement from Lyon, he has provided interim leadership previously to three institutions around the nation. He is contributing to a book on leadership in higher education forthcoming from the Johns Hopkins University Press.

A graduate of Stanford University, Roettger earned a doctorate in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He served with the U.S. Air Force, leaving active duty with the rank of captain. As a professor, Roettger was first tenured at Drake University, where he received the Honor Teacher Award.

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