Dr. Mary Bonderoff
Dr. Mary Bonderoff was appointed by the State University of New York as the officer-in-charge at SUNY
Delhi, effective on May 16, 2022, as the college conducts a nationwide search for
the next president. Dr. Bonderoff previously served as special advisor to the Chancellor
at SUNY Delhi while continuing to fulfill her responsibilities as Vice President for
Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer at SUNY Morrisville.
Dr. Bonderoff began her career at SUNY in 1989 at the Oneonta campus, serving in roles with increasing responsibility, including Director of the Center for Multicultural Experiences, Director for Student Diversity, and then as Director of Diversity Education and Community Outreach. She went to SUNY Morrisville to serve as Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator, and has been Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer for the past two years. As Chief Diversity Officer for SUNY Morrisville, she did not shy away from leading difficult dialogues around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion at a series called “Critical Conversations with the CDO” and additionally assisted in developing policy initiatives within the university, including a Racial Profiling Police Policy, Gender Inclusive Housing, a Preferred Names Project, and Gender-Neutral Bathrooms on campus. She is a member of the SUNY Disability Task Force, which was established in 2021, and has been serving as special advisor to the Chancellor at SUNY Delhi.
Dr. Bonderoff has worked closely with a number of partners in the community, including the Cooperstown Board of Education, Chamber of Commerce, Oneonta and Cooperstown Central School Districts, and has been a member of the United University Professions for twenty-eight years, as well as a member of the NAACP. She has extensive experience in human resource policies, specializing in areas of diversity and inclusion, search and hiring, and reasonable accommodations. Dr. Bonderoff earned a doctorate from Northeastern University; two MS degrees and a BS in education, all from SUNY Oneonta. One of Dr. Bonderoff’s first jobs while she was a graduate student was at SUNY Delhi as a Residence Hall Director. Her immediate family is also a part of the SUNY family, as her husband and three sons all attended a SUNY campus for their higher education.
At SUNY Delhi, Dr. Bonderoff will continue to approach campus issues with balance, sourcing opinions and assistance from all perspectives, fostering teamwork to achieve the common goal of a more inclusive campus experience for all, while also supporting and inspiring our students every step of the way.
The interim chief of staff to the officer-in-charge is Nazely Kurkjian. Dr. Bonderoff’s office is located in Bush Hall, Room 133. She can be reached by phone at 607-746-4090 or by email at email@example.com.