Stephen H. Kolison Jr.


State University of New York at Fredonia

Stephen H. Kolison Jr. was unanimously appointed by the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY) on June 29, 2020, as the 14th president of SUNY Fredonia.

Prior to Fredonia, he served as executive vice president and provost at the University of Indianapolis. He held a cabinet-level position as the associate vice president for academic programs, education innovation, and governance for the University of Wisconsin System from October 2008 to March 2017. From 1998 to 2008, he served Tennessee State University as research director of the Cooperative Agricultural Program and founding dean of the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Research. He was a faculty member and coordinator of the Forest Resources Program at Tuskegee University (AL) from 1990 to 1998.

Kolison received his B.S. in forestry from the University of Liberia, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in forest economics from Iowa State University.