Tuesday 28 September 2021
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SUNY Brockport president announces plan to retire


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John R. Halstead, PhD
President, The College at Brockport
John Halstead Ph.D., the sixth president of The College at Brockport, State University of New York, has announced that he will retire at the end of August 2015.

He has been SUNY Brockport’s president since 2005.

“It’s been a distinct privilege to serve The College at Brockport—and will continue to be—as I complete a decade in the year ahead,” said Halstead. “I can truly say that during my 35 years serving as a university vice president and college president, this chapter of my career has been the most rewarding since all that we do at Brockport is in the name of student success. Thus, the transformations in the living and learning environments—from our new Liberal Arts Building to our Special Events Recreation Center to the Townhomes—have all been accomplished to enhance the educational experiences of our students.”

He had also previously served as the president of Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, and held vice presidential positions at the University of Maine and Gonzaga University.

In addition, Halstead served in student affairs positions at The Ohio State University, College of the Holy Cross, and Boston University.

Currently, he has implemented SUNY Brockport’s first $25 million fundraising campaign, which has raised $21.8 million since July 2010, according to the school’s website.

“The successful completion of our comprehensive campaign will ensure that future generations of students thrive and benefit from the highest quality education both in and out of the classroom,” Halstead stated.

SUNY Brockport has not yet announced any plans regarding his replacement.