October 10, 2014
(SUNY Chancellor Zimpher, Alfred State President Skip Sullivan.)
ALFRED, NY – Dr. Irby “Skip” Sullivan was inaugurated as the 12th president in the 106-year history of Alfred State Friday afternoon.
Speakers included State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor and Business Department Co-Chair Jim Grillo, SUNY Chancellor Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher, New York State Senator Catharine Young, Alfred State College Council Chair Patricia Fogarty, Alfred University President Dr. Charles Edmondson, Dr. Donald Arnold Sr., Alfred State Development Fund Board Chair Dale Stell, the Development Fund Board, the Education Foundation, and the ACES Board; Donald Cameron, Dr. Earl Packard, Student Senate President Anthony Whiteman, and Dennis Dueno.
“Here are our students, beginning their journey. Ironically, many have moved west to Alfred, NY, facing many of the same uncertainties of our pioneering forefathers and pioneering families,” Sullivan said. “We at Alfred State and many who have gone before you recognize this. We recall being there ourselves and are here to ensure our students reach their destination.”