The Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State, has welcomed a new board member, Mark Payne, of Canisteo.
An assistant professor in the Building Trades Department, Payne joined the Alfred State faculty in 2007. He instructs students in the heavy equipment operations program, works with the Office of Student Engagement to manage the Hands On Project Room (HOPR) in the Student Leadership Center, and also serves as the Alfred State Disaster Relief Team adviser. In 2012, he received the Leadership through Civic Engagement Award and the Pioneer Award.
Prior to joining Alfred State, Payne worked for the New York State Department of Transportation and the Greater Southern Tier BOCES. Payne and his wife, Sarah, are the parents of two children, Nathan and Riley.