SUNY Polytechnic Institute has appointed Dr. Mark Montgomery as chief diversity officer effective July 1, 2020. Montgomery will be responsible for the implementation of the university’s strategies for promoting a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion for the students, staff and faculty.
SUNY Poly’s interim president Dr. Grace Wang says they will benefit from Montgomery’s expertise in the field of diversity, equity, inclusion and student retention and success. He has previously served as Dean of the School of Public and Human Services at the Mohawk Valley Community College. Montgomery has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, an associate degree in human services and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in education. He was named a Friend of the Children in 2017 and received a New York State Commendation for lasting contribution to the community in 2018.