2022 Inauguration Committee

Inauguration of Dr. Steve Mauro for Alfred State College graphic

Inauguration Co-Chairs

Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner
Assistant to the Provost
& VP Academic Affairs
Russ Nunley

Russ Nunley
Chief Marketing Officer & Adjunct Faculty

President’s Office Staff

Trish Haggerty

Trish Haggerty
Executive Assistant to the President
Samantha Jurek

Sam Jurek
Administrative Assistant to the President

First Lady and President

Melissa Mauro

Melissa Mauro
First Lady and SUNY Associate
Steve Mauro

Dr. Steve Mauro
Alfred State College President

Committee's Charge

The charge of this committee is to research, organize, plan, and execute the events leading up to and culminating in the inauguration of Dr. Mauro. These events are not just a ceremonial welcome of our new president into the Alfred State family but will also serve as a public showcase of Alfred State College and the great things our students, faculty, and staff have to offer.

This inauguration will be a celebration of all we have accomplished in years past and all that we look forward to in our future. It will potentially bring government delegates, community leaders, media, alumni, and many others to our campus to celebrate with us.

Committee Formed: June 15, 2022
Event Date: October 20, 2022

Committee Members

  • Molly Andrus, Associate Director of Print & Mail
  • Jonna Anne, ACES Dining Services
  • Jack Benjamin, Alumna & College Council
  • Scott Bingham, University Police
  • Mike Case, Director of Technology Services
  • Matt DiRado, Assistant Professor
  • Jason Doviak, Athletic Director
  • Wendy Dresser-Recktenwald, Chief of Staff
  • Bob Haley, Facilities Manager
  • Soumya Konar, Student Senate President
  • Jon Nickerson, Director of Facilities
  • Heather Overholt, Business Affairs
  • Spencer Peavey, Asst. VP of Student Affairs
  • Betsy Penrose, Vice President of Enrollment
  • Mary Perkins, Director of Alumni Relations
  • Dr. Joseph Petrick, Faculty Senate Chair
  • Paul Welker, PR/Communications
  • Danielle White, Exec. Director of Advancement
  • Deb Goodrich, Ex-Officio