Josee Larochelle to Lead the State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Josee Larochelle was named officer-in-charge at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. The title is equivalent to interim president. John Ettling, current president of SUNY-Plattsburgh is retiring on June 30. The plan is to have a new president in place by the end of the 2019 calendar year.

“It is an honor to serve the college and campus community in this capacity,” Larochelle stated in accepting the appointment. “Plattsburgh has an incredibly talented group of faculty and staff who are committed, on a daily basis, to doing everything they can to support student success. It is a true privilege to help them in their work as we move together through this significant transition. There is no doubt that Plattsburgh has a very bright future. I am committed to ensuring we move toward that future seamlessly, gracefully and with great optimism.”

Larochelle currently serves as vice president for administration and finance at the university. She has been at SUNY Plattsburgh since July 2017. Earlier, she served as associate vice president of finance at San Jose State University in California. Prior to her career in academia, Larochelle worked for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Los Angeles.

Larochelle is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in economics. She earned an MBA at California State Polytechnic Institute in Pomona.

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