Since SUNY New Paltz Provost Philip Mauceri’s decision to step down from the position, the college has appointed Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold as the College’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs. She will begin her new duties on July 1, 2016 as well as holding a tenure and professor rank in the Department of Communication.
According to SUNY New Paltz News, Arnold currently holds a position as dean of the College of Communication and Creative Arts at Rowan University in Glassborow in New Jersey. For 18 months, Arnold served as interim dean of the the College of Communication in 2010, which became the College of Communication and Creative Arts in 2012, before taking her position as dean of that college.
“SUNY New Paltz is so clearly a college where there is a true focus on students and their success, and everyone that I met was clear about that priority,” Arnold said in the SUNY New Paltz News article. “I was impressed with the dedication and enthusiasm of the faculty, the staff and the students. I’m looking forward to joining the SUNY New Paltz community and moving forward together.”
Arnold will be taking over the position from Stella Deen who was appointed Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on Aug. 1, 2015. Mauceri has returned to SUNY New Paltz as a political science professor, but declined to comment.