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Mary Toale Appointed SUNY Geneseo’s New Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs - Jan. 9, 2024

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Dear Members of the SUNY Oswego Community-

It is with great pride and a heavy heart that I write to share the news that Mary Toale, Ed.D., who has served this university for close to a decade in a variety of key leadership roles, will be leaving us to join SUNY Geneseo as its provost and vice president for academic affairs effective March 28, 2024.

Mary joined SUNY Oswego in 2014 as the graduate coordinator of strategic communication and associate professor of communication studies. She served in a number of capacities, including Officer in Charge, from 2022 to 2023, while the campus, and the world, was caught in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic. She demonstrated stable and exemplary leadership over a 20-month period. In her current role, deputy to the president for strategy and planning, Mary is leading our strategic planning process informed by Vision 4040.

As a first-generation college student, and a Pell Grant recipient, Mary believes in the transformative power of higher education, and has dedicated her career to creating pathways for young people to attain economic and social mobility. While I will miss her wise counsel and commitment to our mission, I know Mary will serve SUNY Geneseo with the same passion she brings to this campus every day. Please join me in wishing Mary all the best as she embarks on this new adventure.

Remain well,

Peter O. Nwosu, Ph.D.