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MSC College Council Chair Matthew Morgan Is New ACT President

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.— Morrisville State College Council Chairman, Matthew A. Morgan, was elected President of the Association of Council Members and College Trustees (ACT) of the State University of New York during its fall conference in Canandaigua, N.Y.

The ACT is a representative organization of council members and college trustees across the SUNY system. It promotes the study of the responsibilities and duties of college councils and council members, advocates for quality public higher education by advising presidents on important campus issues and encourages discussion and awareness of substantive academic and other programs and issues at individual institutions and systemwide.

“It is an honor to once again have the opportunity to represent all of my colleagues throughout the SUNY system,” Morgan said.

Morgan, of Homer, has been involved with the ACT since his appointment to the Morrisville State College Council in 1982 by Governor Hugh Carey. He has previously served as president and on the executive committee for the organization.

Morgan has served on the Morrisville State College Council under five governors. He held the post of Vice Chair of the Council from 1985 until his appointment as Chair by Governor David Paterson in April 2008.

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.

“Matt Morgan is an excellent choice for president of the ACT,” Dr. Ray Cross, Morrisville State College president, said. “His lengthy experience as a College Council member will serve the organization well.”

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.