Student Affairs Professional Groups

Student Affairs Professional Groups

The Office of University Life and other SUNY Administrative offices work with the following professional groups serving as liaison to SUNY Administration on matters related to student life. You may contact professional group officials listed if you wish to know more about the organization.   

Alcohol and Other Drugs Professionals
MaryAnn DiChristopher (SUNY System Admin) -

Association of SUNY Counseling Center Directors
Current contact person is Katherine Wolfe-Lyga (SUNY Oswego) –

Career Development Organization (SUNYCDO)
Current contact person is Holly Horn (Binghamton University) -

College Union and Campus Activities Professionals Group (CUCAP)
Current contact people are Mike Patterson (SUNY New Paltz) - and Jennifer Keegin (Binghamton) -

Council of Chief Student Affairs Officers (CCSAO)
Current contact person is Tom Corti (Farmingdale State) -

Council of Community Colleges Chief Student Affairs Officers (CCCSAO)
Current contact person is Julie White (Onondaga Community College) -

New York State Disability Services Council
Current contact person for NYSDSC is Loren Nowak at Clarkson University -
SUNY Sector contact person is Catherine Carlson (Columbia-Greene Community College) -

Health Services Council
Current contact person is Deborah Sarratori (Buffalo State) -

Community Colleges Health Services Council
Current contact person is Dennis Gibbons (Mohawk Valley Community College) - 

Residence Life and Housing Administrators
Current contact person is John Padovani (SUNY Delhi) -

Online Orientation Collaborative
Current contact person is Michele Forte -

New Student Orientation  SUNY NSO
Current contact person is Robert Mead-Colegrove (Buffalo State) -
also see and Dan Heims (Buffalo State) -

State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC)
Current contact person is Greg Prechtl (SUNY Fredonia) -
Interim Commissioner, Brian Williams -
information can be obtained from

State University of New York College Admissions Professionals (SUNYCAP)
Current contact person Megan Sarkis (College at Brockport) -

Student Assembly
Current contact person is Marc Cohen-

Student Conduct Association (SUNYSCA)
Current contact person Sally D'Alessandro (University at Albany) -

SUNY Early Education Leaders (SEEL)
Current contact person is Staci Williams (Genesee Community College) -

SUNY Fraternity/Sorority Advisors’ Association (SUNYFSAA)
Current contact person is Arleney Alvarez-Pena (University at Albany) -

SUNY Administration

Office of University Life,
Assiociate Provost for Student Affairs -

Director of Applied Learning,
Elise Newkirk-Kotfila -

University Life