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Matthew A. Morgan Named Morrisville State College Council Chair

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.— Matthew A. Morgan, a 26-year veteran of the Morrisville State College Council, has been appointed College Council Chair by New York State Governor David A. Paterson.

The Morrisville State College Council consists of nine members appointed by the Governor and one member elected by and from the members of the student body. The College Council provides governance to the college according to New York State Education Law.

Morgan, of Homer, was appointed to the Council in 1982 by Governor Hugh Carey, and has served under five governors. He has held the post of Vice Chair of the Council since 1985.

“It has been an honor to serve for as long as I have,” Morgan said. “The faculty and staff at Morrisville State College are phenomenal—they have always put the needs of students first. Without them, we are just bricks and mortar.”

“I am pleased that Governor Paterson has appointed Matt Morgan to be Chair of the College Council,” Dr. Ray Cross, Morrisville State College president, said. “He has been an asset to the college for many years, and his counsel and guidance are extremely valuable.”

Morgan replaces Arnold Fisher, who was appointed by Governor Nelson Rockefeller and has served as Council Chair since 1997. As one of his first acts as College Council Chair, Morgan intends to nominate Fisher for the Vice Chair post at the next Council meeting April 18.

“I thank Arnold Fisher very much for doing a magnificent job,” Morgan said. “I have big shoes to fill.”

Morgan currently serves as Deputy Director of The New York State Fair. He has served as a lobbyist in New York state for the agriculture, hospitality, construction and corrections industries.

Morgan graduated from St. Gregory‘s College. He and his wife, Linda, have four children and an extended family of six adopted children and a new granddaughter.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college was the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.