Vice President for Student Affairs
James Doellefeld to Retire From UAlbany
Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 23, 2005) -- President Kermit
L. Hall announced today that Vice President
for Student Affairs James P. Doellefeld will
retire from the University at Albany as soon
as his successor is named. Doellefeld served
the University for more than 35 years.
"Vice President Doellefeld's outstanding
accomplishments have truly advanced the University
at Albany," said President Hall. "It
has been a distinct pleasure and honor to work
with him and I offer my personal thanks for
his assistance with my transition to the University."
Doellefeld played a prominent role in advancing
the health, safety, and quality of life of
UAlbany students. His legacy includes the introduction
of a community policing philosophy that greatly
contributed to UAlbany's recognition
as among the safest in the SUNY system. His
support in advancing residence hall renovation
projects, the construction of the Empire Commons
Apartment complex, and the development of campus-based
programs for alcohol and other drug prevention
are among some of the pivotal projects that
benefited from his leadership.
Doellefeld also played a prominent role in
transitioning the University to Division I
Athletics and has served as senior administrator
for the Giant's Training Camp since its
inception. He remained steadfastly committed
to a diversified leadership and staff within
Student Affairs, one that reflects UAlbany's
diverse student population.
"I take pride in the advances made by
the staff in Student Affairs during the period
I have had the privilege and honor of serving
the University at Albany as vice president," James
Doellefeld said. "The accomplishments
of the Student Affairs Division are the products
of many persons. All of us have benefited from
the excellent contributions of present and
former colleagues and I want to express my
many thanks to them all."
President Hall has designated Director of
Athletics Lee McElroy as chair of the search
committee that will seek a new vice president.
A search will begin immediately.