SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley was elected chair-elect of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ board of directors during the association’s annual meeting. She will serve as chair in 2017, succeeding Stephen M. Jordan, president of Metropolitan State University of Denver who became chair in fall 2015.
Stanley recently completed a three-year term as secretary-treasurer on the AASCU board, which included service on the board’s executive committee.
Stanley has served on AASCU’s Millennium Leadership Initiative steering committee and as a MLI mentor. She also has served on AASCU’s Financial Review Task Force, the investment committee, the Council of State Representatives, the committee on international education, the nominating committee, and committee on policies and purposes.
Among duties of the office, the chair-elect serves as the chair of AASCU’s Council of State Representatives, which is responsible for helping to formulate and recommend the public policy agenda to the association and assist in carrying out the agenda. The council has a high priority role of observing and providing counsel on state higher education trends and issues.