Alfred State Appoints New College President

Posted Date: 
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 2:15pm

SUNY Chancellor Zimpher, the Presidential Search Committee, and Board of Trustees name Dr. Irby (Skip) Sullivan Alfred State’s newest president

Dr. Irby (Skip) SullivanAfter an intensive search and interview process, SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, the Presidential Search Committee, and Board of Trustees have approved Dr. Irby (Skip) Sullivan, president of West Georgia Technical College, as the new president of Alfred State. Dr. Sullivan has served as president of West Georgia Technical College since 2006 and will be joining Alfred State as president effective on or after Jan. 2, 2014, at an annual salary of $190,000.

“The College Council looks forward to working with Dr. Sullivan on the continued advancement of Alfred State,” said College Council Chair Patricia K. Fogarty. “With 17 years of experience in business and industry, he will be a great asset to Allegany County.”

Dr. Sullivan has been a manager at Bowman Transportation, Conway Southern Express, and Spartan Express. He has also served as dean and chief academic officer at Miller College from 2004 to 2006 and provost and CEO at Glenville State College from 2002 to 2004. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1979 from Tennessee Temple University, his master’s degree from Fort Valley State University (HBC) in 1995, and his Ed.D. from the University of Georgia in 1999.

“It is a great honor to welcome Dr. Sullivan to SUNY and to New York State, where his knowledge and leadership experience within the technical college sector make him ideally suited to serve as the next president of Alfred State,” Zimpher said. “The presidential search committee and Board of Trustees are to be commended for this outstanding appointment.”