From the Podium and Beyond

By Carlo de Jesus

Welcome, President Rodríguez!

Incoming University at Albany President Havidán Rodríguez toured the uptown, downtown, and Health Sciences campuses in July.

Appointed by the SUNY Board of Trustees June 21 to serve as the University at Albany’s 20th president, Rodríguez will assume the post in mid-September. He comes to UAlbany from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), where he served as founding provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs.

Incoming UAlbany President Havidán Rodríguez chats with Student Association President Jerlisa Fontaine.

The two-day visit included

a welcoming gift from CSTEP (Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program) participants
a tour of the RNA Institute
a selfie taken with Student Association members
a stop at the New York State Writers Institute, where Rodríguez met with NYSWI director Paul Grondahl and founder William Kennedy
greetings to freshmen enrolled for the Fall 2017 semester
a warm welcome from Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) Director Maritza Martinez