Governing Councils

Within the functional structure of the College, there are several advisory councils that support and advise the senior administration.

President’s Council

The President’s Council as established is defined by the SUNY Policies of the Board of Trustees in 2007. It is the president’s senior advisory group, and engages in wide-ranging discussion of issues important to the short- and long-term future of the College. Areas of importance may include, but are not limited to, institutional planning, budgets and resources, state, federal and external relations, operational policies and procedures for the College, assessment and quality controls and other issues that may arise. Membership on the President Council includes members of the senior administration and others that the president chooses to appoint.

David Heath, OD, EdM, President (Chair)
Ann Warwick, MA, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
David Bowers, MP, MBA, Vice President for Administration and Finance
Douglas Schading, MsEd,  Director, Personnel and Affirmative Action Officer
Steven Schwartz, MA, OD, PhD, Director, Institutional Research and Planning
David Troilo, PhD, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Richard Soden, OD, Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Executive Director, University Eye Center
Karen DeGazon, Assistant to the President
Jeffrey Philpott,  PhD, Vice President for Student Affairs and International Programs
Greg Houle, MA, Director of Communications

Dean's Council

The Dean’s Council is an advisory committee made up of the department chairs, directory of library services, director of residency programs, director of continuing professional education, associate dean for graduate programs and research and the associate dean for institutional planning.

David Troilo, MA, PhD, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Chair)
Stewart Bloomfield, PhD, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs & Research
Richard Soden, OD, Vice President for Clinical Affairs, Executive Director, University Eye Center (ex officio)
Elaine Wells, MA, MLS, Library Director    
Diane Adamczyk, OD,  Director of Residency Programs
Richard Madonna, MA, OD, Director, Continuing Professional Education
Suresh Viswanathan, OD, PhD, Chair, Biological & Vision Sciences
Jean Pak, MEd, Academic Affairs Coordinator
 

Research Council

The Research Council recommends policy and procedures related to all research activities in order to promote a vigorous research program at the College. The Council recommends initiatives, plans, policies and strategies to the administration, and acts as an internal resource for other researchers. The chair of the research council is the vice president for academic affairs. The associate dean for graduate programs and research and the grants manager serve ex officio. Members of the Research Council are appointed by the vice president for academic affairs. The council is composed of eight faculty members who are active researchers. To the extent possible the faculty members will consist of funded faculty holding external research grants. If more than eight faculty members qualify by the funding criterion, then faculty will rotate annually on a first-in first-out basis. At least two slots will be filled by clinical researchers.

Stewart Bloomfield, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research (Chair)
David Troilo, MA, PhD, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs (ex efficio)
Jose-Manuel Alonso, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Benjamin Backus, PhD, Assoicate Professor, Vision Sciences
Mitchell Dul, MS, OD, Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences
Miduturu Srinivas, PhD, Assoicate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Kathryn Richdale, OD, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor
Robert McPeek, AB, PhD, Assoicate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Qasim Zaidi, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center for Vision Research

Clinic Council

Clinic Council conducts the clinical business of the University Eye Center staff. The Clinic Council makes recommendations to the vice president of clinical affairs for matters regarding the welfare and management of the University Eye Center.  The Clinic Council also recommends action to the chief of staff on matters of a clinical nature. The Clinic Council coordinates the activities and general policies of the various services.  It assures that the professional care and treatment for patients are in accordance with the highest standards in optometric care.

The Clinic Council is an advisory group to the vice president for clinical affairs and engages in discussions relating to, but not limited to, the strategic plan and the mission of the UEC, staff membership, the provision of quality patient care, effectiveness and efficiency of all patient care-related activities, the educational process within the context of the patient care setting, affiliated sites, departmental and external relations, credentialing, quality assessment and improvement, environmental and safety issues, professional and regulatory requirements and operational policies and procedures.  Membership on the Clinic Council includes the vice president for clinical affairs, chief of staff, chief operating officer, vice president for academic affairs, clinic chiefs, director of residency programs and a representative from the Faculty Executive Committee and the Educational Facilitators.

Cathy Pace, OD, Chief of Staff, Director of Professional Services (Chair)
Joseph Stamm, OD, Chief, Advanced Care
Richard Soden, OD, Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Executive Director, University Eye Center
Neera Kapoor, MS, OD, Chief, Vision Rehabilitation
David Troilo, PhD, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs (ex officio)
Thomas Wong, OD, Chief, Adult and Pediatric Primary Eye Care
Liduvina Martinez-Gonzalez, MS, Chief Operating Officer, University Eye Center
Norma Ayala, University Eye Center
Kastilia Colon, University Eye Center
Denise Schliefer, University Eye Center
Ana Corsino, University Eye Center
Nikita Lattimore-Martin, University Eye Center

Information Technology Council

The Information Technology Council is chaired by the chief information officer and reports to the vice president for administration and finance.  Broadly representative in its membership, the Council serves to encourage consultation, coordination and communication among those within the College who have an interest in or responsibility for technology issues, to promote and extend participation in new technology-based initiatives and to provide guidance in planning, budgeting and implementing new technologies at the College.

Robert Pellot, Chief Information Officer (Chair)
Ann Beaton, Department of Biological Sciences
Fiona Dhrimaj, Media Services Manager
Elaine Wells, Library Director
Steven Schwartz, Director of Institutional Research and Planning
Jacqueline Estevez Martinez, College Registrar
Liduvina Martinez-Gonzalez, Chief Operating Officer, University Eye Center
Rochelle Mozlin, Department of Clinical Sciences
Ana Corsino, University Eye Center

Institutional Research and Planning Committee

The Institutional Research and Planning Committee will provide support and counsel to the president and the director of institutional research and planning on assessment design, implementation and analysis relative to the College’s strategic priorities. The Committee assists in the development of institutional budgets and the allocation of resources in alignment with the College’s Strategic Plan.

Steven Schwartz, OD, PhD, Director of Institutional Research and Planning (Chair)
Neera Kapoor, OD, Chief, Vision Rehabilitation Services
Guilherme Albieri, PhD, Director of Admissions and Marketing
Ann Beaton, PhD, Associate Professor
Mitchell Dul, OD, Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences
Christie Llerena-Law, OD, Assistant Clinical Professor 
Joseph Stamm, OD, Chief, Advanced Care Service
Stewart Bloomfield, PhD, Assoicate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research

College Council

The Council consists of 10 members (eight are listed below), nine of whom are appointed by the governor and one is elected by and from among the students of the College. In accordance with statutes and policies established by the State University of New York Board of Trustees, this Council advises the president on the operations and affairs of the campus. They also serve an essential role in the selection of the college president. The members of this Council receive no compensation for their services.

David J. Dexter, OD
David P. Dozack, OD
Paul R. Edelman, OD
Charles Gold, OD
Frank J. Pirozzolo, OD
James R. Ruhl, PhD
Gretchen Stone (Chair)
Paula Ulmer Schutz, OD