State University of New York System
Deborah Stanley is the interim chancellor of The State University of New York (SUNY). Stanley previously served for 25 years as president of the State University of New York at Oswego, where she established the Presidential Scholarship Program for outstanding academic achievers, the Possibility Scholarship Program, and the pioneering Oswego Guarantee that promises the necessary classes will be available for students to complete a degree within four consecutive years without any increase in the cost of room or meal plans. Stanley is a past chair of the AASCU Board of Directors and served on the American Council on Education Board of Directors. She is current chair of the American Academic Leadership Institute and serves on numerous other education, climate, and leadership boards and institutes. She has served as a member of the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council since its inception and was recently appointed as its co-chair. Stanley earned her bachelor’s degree with honors and Juris Doctor from Syracuse University (NY).