Mary C. Toale

Deputy to the President

State University of New York at Oswego

Toale is a first-generation, Pell recipient, former college student-athlete with more than 25 years of teaching, service and leadership in higher education who firmly upholds student success as the core of SUNY Oswego’s mission. Toale served as the Officer-in-Charge from January 2021 through August 2023, after serving the university in various leadership roles since her arrival in 2014, and is a tenured member of the faculty. She has been recognized for her excellence in teaching and service, and is an engaged member of her communities. She continues to lead and advance strategic initiatives in alignment with institutional priorities and was integral to the founding of, as well as securing funding for, the James A. Triandiflou ‘88 Institute for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Transformative Practice.

Toale has published scholarly work, presented scholarly and pedagogical topics at state, regional and national conferences; served on editorial review boards for peer-reviewed scholarly journals; and is currently serving on committees focused on the region’s preparation for Micron’s investment in Central New York. Toale earned her doctoral degree in instructional communication and master’s degree in communication theory and research from West Virginia University and a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in secondary mathematics education from West Virginia Wesleyan College.