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ESF Board of Trustees Development, Support & Oversight

Next Meeting

  • December 11, 2020 at 9 am
  • Livestream
  • Bylaws


    Appointed by Governor

    • Chair: Matthew J. Marko, Syracuse
    • Vice Chair: William Fisher, Camillus
    • John Bartow, Ballston Spa
    • Linda Brown-Robinson, Syracuse
    • Vita DeMarchi, Manlius
    • Steven "Rick" Fedrizzi, Syracuse
    • Daniel T. Fitts, Lake Placid
    • Vacant

    Student Trustees:

    • Justin Beslity, Princeton, NJ (Grad)
    • Edward Wozny, St. James, NY (Undergrad)

    Ex officio Trustees:

    • Chancellor, State University of New York, Albany
    • Chancellor, Syracuse University, Syracuse
    • Lieutenant Governor, State of New York, Albany
    • Commissioner, Department of Education, Albany
    • Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany
    Secretary to the Board:

    2020 Full Board Meetings

    February 28

    May 8

    August 21

    September 25

  • Agenda (PDF)
  • December 11

    2020 Committee Meetings

    • Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. via Videoconference
    • Livestream

    Governance Committee

  • February 14
  • Lands and Trust Committee

    Sustainable Finance Committee

  • February 27
  • Sustainable Operations Committee

    Meeting Archives

    If you are unable to access archived meeting materials, contact webmaster@esf.edu.

    Notes on the Audio Archive

    Article 121 §6003 of New York State Education Law states that SUNY-ESF shall have a 15-member Board of Trustees consisting of nine members appointed by the governor and one member elected from among the students of the College. The remaining five members shall be ex officio and include the lieutenant governor, state commissioner of education, chancellor of the state university, the state commissioner of environmental conservation, and the chancellor of Syracuse University.

    Board officers are a chair, vice chair and secretary. All officers serve for a term of two years.

    The Board of Trustees meets four times annually. Advance notice is provided as required by the Open Meetings Law. Meetings are open to the public and will be recorded digitally. Past meetings will be archived as video or audio recordings, and will be accessible from this site.