Administration


Mission And Vision

The following statements provided the roadmap and guidebook the organization uses to develop its strategic thinking. These statements indicate where the college is going and helps to prioritize SUNY Erie's strategy options. They also tell college officials what to bring along on the journey and provide benchmarks for determining progress.

Mission

SUNY Erie meets the needs of a diverse student body and contributes to regional economic vitality by providing high-quality, flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs committed to student success.

Vision

SUNY Erie will serve as an innovative learning resource by striving for universal access to lifelong learning, catalyzing economic and cultural development, and supporting a diverse and mobile student body.

SUNY Erie Excels

The College's Strategic Plan consists of five major pillars: Access, Completion, Engagement, Operations and Success. Each pillar consists of focus areas that contain goals and initiatives. Each initiative is part of a five-year timeline for the full implementation of Excels. Learn more about Excels.

 

Board Of Trustees

The 10-member Board of Trustees of SUNY Erie is comprised of four members appointed by the governor, five members appointed by the Erie County Executive and approved by the Erie County Legislature, and a voting student trustee elected by the student body of the three campuses. The board's responsibilities include approving the annual budget, setting policies and requirements, responding to community needs, approving personnel appointments, and guiding the college in setting and achieving its Mission and goals.

2021-2022 Meeting Schedule 

All meetings will be held at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
View the Board of Trustees Meeting Documents.

September 30, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

 

Board of Trustees Members

2020-2021
Danise Wilson, Chairwoman
Danise Wilson, Chairwoman
Appointed: 2015
Committee Membership: Committee of the Whole, Policy
Jeffrey Stone, Vice Chairman
Jeffrey Stone, Vice Chairman
Appointed: 2019
Committee Membership: Committee of the Whole
Kathleen Masiello, Secretary
Kathleen Masiello, Secretary
Appointed: 2014
Committee Membership: Committee of the Whole, Policy
Todd Hobler
Todd Hobler
Appointed: 2015
Committee Membership: Committee of the Whole
Leonard Lenihan
Leonard Lenihan
Appointed: 2017
Committee Membership: Committee of the Whole, Policy
Carrie Phillips
Carrie Phillips
Appointed: 2019
Committee Membership: Committee of the Whole
Susan Swarts
Susan Swarts
Appointed: 2012
Committee Membership: Committee of the Whole, Policy
Travis Poling, Student Trustee
Travis Poling, Student Trustee
Elected: 2020-21
Committee Membership: Committee of the Whole, Policy