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Presidential Inauguration

Dr. Michael R. Laliberte

Dr. Michael R. Laliberte became the 10th president in SUNY Delhi history on July 21, 2016. Throughout his 20-year career in higher education, Dr. Laliberte has been recognized as an inspirational, transformative and student-centered leader committed to public higher education.

Dr. Michael R. Laliberte

He devoted his first semester as president to a 28-stop Listening Tour, meeting with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community residents to learn about the college’s history, culture and their hopes and dreams. Those meetings reaffirmed the Delhi family’s commitment to quality, diversity and community. The sessions also led him to envision the mission of SUNY Delhi as an “applied learning community where student success is our most important outcome.” To achieve that goal, his initial priorities are to develop a campus-wide strategic plan and a comprehensive fund-raising campaign, providing the direction and resources required to further develop the unique learning environment at SUNY Delhi which enables students to “Dream. Discover. Do.”

Prior to leading SUNY Delhi, Dr. Laliberte served as the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and as Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Boise State University. In those positions, he led efforts that increased undergraduate enrollment, improved student retention rates, created living-learning communities, expanded civic engagement, and secured funds to improve facilities and services for all students. His extensive leadership experience includes serving as Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and as Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Judicial Affairs at Springfield College.

Dr. Laliberte holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development, Counseling and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island, a master’s degree in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership in Higher Education from Johnson and Wales University. He also holds an advanced certificate in fundraising management from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.



Presidential Inauguration




Friday, May 5, 1 p.m.
Clark Field House

Celebrating SUNY Delhi’s 10th President with the installation led by State University Chancellor Nancy Zimpher.



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