Dean Rethemeyer Named Again to Education Power 50
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 15, 2020) — For the second straight year, Rockefeller College Dean R. Karl Rethemeyer has been named to City & State’s Education Power 50. In addition, University at Albany President Havidán Rodríguez also made a second appearance, while Rockefeller College alumnus and SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras headed the list.
City & State’s Education Power 50 highlights the chancellors, presidents, deans and other academic officers who are navigating New York’s top institutions through this unprecedented period of crisis.
At number one, Malatras was appointed by the SUNY Board of Trustees in August to oversee the State University of New York’s 64 campuses and 468,000 students. Malatras has served as Governor Andrew Cuomo’s director of state operations, president of SUNY Empire State College, and chief of staff to former SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. He helped craft the state’s Excelsior Scholarship program, which allows eligible students to attend SUNY tuition-free.
Listed eighth, President Rodríguez was tasked by Governor Cuomo to work alongside the state Department of Health to investigate the disparate impacts of the coronavirus across different demographic groups. Rodríguez is expected to play a key role in the area’s economic recovery from the pandemic as co-chair of the Capital Region Economic Development Council.
Ranked 44th, Dean Rethemeyer is a terrorism expert who studies social networks and has led the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy since 2015 – the top-ranked public school of public affairs in the Northeast. The college works with New York State and other governments to meet a wide spectrum of public policy challenges. Rethemeyer has also individually received funding from the Department of Homeland Security to research terrorist networks.