Dr. Jones talks with students
From his roots as the son of Georgia sharecroppers to academe and the world stage, Robert J. Jones, Ph.D., has journeyed a long and inspiring road to his current role as the University at Albany's 19th president.



His Road to UAlbany

In January, UAlbany welcomed its 19th president, Robert J. Jones, Ph.D., a former University of Minnesota administrator and faculty member with more than 30 years' experience in higher-education leadership and academic expertise. Well known for his work in plant physiology and in urban and international development, Jones is now committed to "building on the excellence" of UAlbany and distinguishing the University as "a leader in emerging technology and entrepreneurship."
Photo: Mark McCarty


Susan Hildreth

The Nation's Librarian

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Director Susan Hildreth, M.L.S.’73, promotes the relevance and vitality of our nation’s museums and libraries. Read more.




Donna McNulty Reinbolt

Survivor, Advocate, Leader

After successfully battling lymphoma, attorney Donna McNulty Reinbolt, B.A.’83, found a new calling: helping others who face the same frightening diagnosis. Read more.



Alice Wong tutoring students in City Year program

Changing the World

Through City Year, a program that seeks to guide public school students toward graduation, three UAlbany alumni “give a year” to “change the world” – and gain new insights into their own lives and
aspirations. Read more.



Dan Hart

Reaching for the Stars

Dan Hart, B.S.’83, combined a fascination with the theory of relativity, a youthful affinity for science fiction and a physics degree to launch a career in the aerospace field. Read more.



Peter Stevens

Blueprint for Success

A UAlbany degree in criminal justice helped JCJ Architecture President Peter Stevens, M.A.’83, draw up a blueprint for success. Read more.




Claudio Gomez and other UAlbany volunteers distrribute necessities to Far Rockaway residents

Helping Others to Weather the Storm

EOP Counselor Claudio Gomez, M.A.’09, hopes the campus relief effort he spearheaded in response to Hurricane Sandy will “spark others to take action” and establish a permanent disaster-relief group at UAlbany. Read more.