SUNY Sullivan Elects New Board Chair Dr. Nancy M. Hackett

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Dr. Nancy M. Hackett

Sullivan County Community College is pleased to announce that Board of Trustees member Dr. Nancy M. Hackett has assumed the role of Board Chair for the college. Hackett joined the SUNY Sullivan Board of Trustees in 2016, and succeeds Board Chair Steven Drobysh.

“On behalf of the faculty, staff and administration, I thank Steve for his leadership over the past year of unprecedented challenges and I welcome Nancy to her new role on the Board of Trustees,” said SUNY Sullivan President Jay Quaintance. “We are fortunate to have such deep talent on our board and I look forward to working with her at the helm as we face continued challenges.”

It’s an honor to serve with such a professional and experienced Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Hackett. “We look forward to working together with SUNY Sullivan administration, faculty and staff, as well as the State of New York, to provide the best education possible for this school year.”

Dr. Hackett possesses extensive knowledge and expertise with an educational background spanning 40 years to include not only public schools, but independent and community college faculty and administrative positions. Specifically, in Sullivan County, Dr. Hackett was the Superintendent of Sullivan West Central School District for 6 years. Her commitment and understanding of the Community College family is attributed to her experience as a prior faculty member, administrator and an awarded place in the Monroe Community College Athletic Hall of Fame.

During her career she has been recognized by her peers as a leader in the field of educational initiatives. Dr. Hackett held the position of President of the Mid-Hudson School Study Council for many years, and also spent time extending her study of education at the Women’s Institute at Harvard University.

Dr. Hackett recently received the National School Development Council, Cooperative Leadership Award for the 2018-2019 academic year. She also received the SUNY Sullivan Foundation award for Women Who Make a Difference in Education in 2019.

Hackett received a B.A. from SUNY Brockport, an M.A. in Education from Buffalo State College, a CAS degree from SUNY Brockport, and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from University of Rochester.