Awards for Excellence – DEADLINE EXTENDED

SUNYCUAD’s provider of credit card payment processing needs to conduct unexpected maintenance to their system.  This means credit card processing for award entries will be unavailable from 5 pm on March 19 to 8 am on March 23.  Entries can still be submitted but only payment by check will be accepted during this time.  Due to this issue the deadline for award submissions will be extended to Wednesday, March 25 (entries must be postmarked by this date)

Information and entry forms

2015 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

Calling all SUNYCUAD Members! We're looking for great speakers and topics to make the 2015 SUNYCUAD Conference a unique and  enriching professional development experience. In response to feedback we received from last year's conference, we want to include a wide variety of topics that not only hit on the hot topics that we are facing today, but also touch upon the many functional areas encompassed by the SUNYCUAD umbrella.  

Please consider submitting a proposal if you feel you have a topic of interest to present. You are also welcome to pass along this opportunity to your colleagues or to suggest great presenters you’ve seen elsewhere. You can find the application online with additional details at our conference page. Deadline to submit a speaker’s proposal for the June 3-5 conference is March 11, 2015.

If you have questions, please contact Kerry Gotham SUNYCUAD Program Committee at

Register now for the 2015 Annual Conference

On June 3-5, SUNYCUAD will welcome its members to Rochester, N.Y. — home of the Strong National Museum of Play, and the National Toy Hall of Fame!

Conference and hotel reservations are now open.

Spring Workshop in Saratoga – CALL FOR PROPOSALS

SUNYCUAD is hosting a spring workshop on April 29 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is looking for workshop presenters. The theme of the workshop is Social Media – Tools and Current Trends. We are looking for presenters to cover the following topics:

  • The basics of various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Hootsuite, etc).
  • Using social media in fundraising efforts
  • Social media as a tool to create/enhance a sense of community among students and/or alumni

Presentations should be 50 minutes (40 presentation/10 Q&A). The workshop will take place at Empire State College. Presenters will need to be present at the college in Saratoga Springs.  Please submit your proposal by March 2, 2015 by following this link.  

For more information, contact:
Michael Mancini
518-587-2100, ext. x2977

Awards for Excellence – CALL FOR ENTRIES

The annual Awards for Excellence Program recognizes SUNY colleges and universities and their SUNYCUAD members for exceptional achievement.  The different categories reflect the high-level work performed daily by institutional advancement professionals within New York public higher education.

This program supports an important goal of this organization—to share best practices and models of performance.  Information and entry forms are now available.  Entry deadline is March 20, 2015.

Conference in Lake Placid a success

From an opening talk on the science of crisis communication by Dr. Vincent Covello to a closing plenary on the art of photography by Nancie Battaglia, great sessions suffused the 2014 SUNYCUAD conference in Lake Placid. Around 225 attendees enjoyed an outstanding program that even included Olympics hockey hero Buzz Schneider (top scorer in the 1980 Miracle on Ice team) and potential Olympian/junior luge standout Tristan Jeskanen. You can peruse the schedule overview, check out our detailed session schedule and read bios of our speakers.


You can now connect with SUNYCUAD via social media. You can join our Facebook group, follow us on Twitter, participate in discussions in our LinkedIn group or view our photos on Flickr. It's a great way to get the latest SUNYCUAD news.


A Message from SUNYCUAD President Dan Doyle

Dear Colleagues,

With the New Year upon us, the Board of Directors for SUNYCUAD is working hard to advance the goals of your professional organization. 

Get involved! A message from SUNYCUAD President Dan Doyle

Dear Colleagues,

When I reflect on the value that SUNYCUAD has given me, it all comes down to the conversations. Through this organization I’ve been introduced to individuals from nearly every SUNY campus, and each and every conversation has expanded my network and given me a broader perspective than I was ever able to develop within the walls of my own institution.