SUNY Adirondack appoints VP of Enrollment and Student Affairs

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QUEENSBURY, New York (June 15, 2022) — SUNY Adirondack is proud to announce the college’s appointment of John Delate, Ph.D., as vice president of Enrollment and Student Affairs. 

“John brings a strong mix of leadership, energy, experience to help achieve our enrollment goals,” said Kristine D. Duffy, Ed.D., president of SUNY Adirondack. “He is passionate about student success, breaking down barriers to access and creating strong relationships to move the college forward.” 

Delate has more than 22 years of experience in higher education at public institutions in New York and New Jersey. He most recently served as associate vice president for Student Services at Monroe Community College. 

He previously served as associate dean of Student Affairs at Purchase College and executive director of Residence Life at Montclair State University. Early in his career, he served in the Peace Corps in Liberia, West Africa, and coached college football. He is an adjunct professor of communications at Purchase.  

In his role at SUNY Adirondack, Delate oversees Student Affairs, which includes the college’s Educational Opportunity and TRIO SSS programs, and Student Engagement and Diversity Initiatives; and Enrollment, which includes Athletics, College Access, Enrollment Systems, Financial Aid, Student Success and Marketing and Communications. 

“From the moment I came to campus for the interview, I felt a deep sense of belongingness,” Delate said. “The college employees are committed to student success and to creating a nurturing environment. It is an honor to be part of this community.”  

Delate earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Sciences from Manfield University (Pennsylvania), and master’s and doctorate degrees in American History from Clark University (Massachusetts). 

Delate and his wife, Caroline, have two high school-aged children, Elias and Katharine.