Wheeler Named President of SUNY New Paltz
Upon the recommendation of the State University of New York Interim Chancellor Deborah F. Stanley, the SUNY board of trustees has appointed former NASW President Darrell P. Wheeler, PhD, MPH, ACSW, president of SUNY New Paltz.
“We are impressed with Dr. Wheeler’s abilities and spirit, and all of us believe he will be a great leader for SUNY New Paltz,” said SUNY trustee James F. Haddon.
“His extensive time dedicated to addressing health care disparities for minority groups, serving on the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, and creating foster care mentoring programs clearly demonstrates his passion for equity and inclusion. His commitment to improving higher education, along with
his history of advocacy, has us anticipating seeing his unique lens unfold at SUNY New Paltz,” Haddon said.
Wheeler has more than 30 years of research and community partnership experience in health disparities and extensive scholarly work with local and national Black men who have sex with men (MSM) communities.