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ESF Board of Trustees Development, Support & Oversight

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Appointed by Governor

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

Student Trustees:

  • Melanie Berger, Syracuse, NY (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:

2021 Full Board Meetings

January 15, 2021

May 14, 2021

2021 Board Committee Meetings

Governance Committee

March 16, 2021 at 12:30 pm

Sustainable Finance Committee

April 29, 2021 at 10 am

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.