Dr. Galen Pletcher
Dr. Galen Pletcher was named Dean of Arts and Sciences in the spring semester of 1994. As the Dean of a newly renamed school within SUNY Potsdam, Pletcher was hired alongside nearly 30 new faculty members, many of them in departments within the School of Arts and Sciences. Pletcher served as Dean during an important time for General Education. In 1996, general learning requirements for college students were reviewed by the Association of American Colleges & Universities and Academics across the nation. Dr. Pletcher was also involved in supporting students with their career endeavors. Dr. Galen Pletcher served as Dean of Arts and Sciences from 1994 until 2010 and has stayed involved in the campus community ever since.