President's Letters

Dr. Virginia Schaefer Horvath,

138 Fenton Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3456

Mrs. Denise Szalkowski
Assistant to the President
Ph: (716) 673-3456

President's Letter:  July 1, 2013


Although I’ve not sent a letter since Commencement, as we begin the new fiscal year and officially mark the transition from the past to the next academic year, there are a number of exciting changes to share with you.

Today marks the founding of Fredonia’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, which brings together in a distinct division the School of Music, Department of Theatre and Dance, and Department of Visual Arts and New Media, and the Rockefeller Arts Center.

For this letter, I will focus on new people and new roles beginning this month. On July 15, my letter will provide updates on construction, the College Lodge, START-UP NY, and other topics.

I hope that wherever you are this summer—on campus, traveling, or working on projects at home—you are finding ways not only to be productive but to enjoy being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. The pace and light of summer are different, whether you’re here in Western New York or traveling, and the long days should give us more time to relax—not just extra hours to work!

With best wishes,

 Ginny Signature

 Please read the complete President’s Letter to learn more about these topics:

  • Dr. Terry Brown Begins as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Kevin Kearns Begins as Vice President for Engagement and Economic Development
  • Dr. Ralph Blasting Begins as Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Dr. William Boerner Will Begin as Chief Diversity Officer on July 17
  • Dr. John Kijinski Continues Leadership of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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