Board Of Directors

Jay Quaintance


Last updated on May 23rd, 2018

Jay Quaintance is the president of Sullivan County Community College (SUNY Sullivan). Before joining SUNY Sullivan, Quaintance served as Assistant Secretary for Education in the Office of New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, where his work included statewide P-12 and higher education budget, policy development, and implementation. He also served as Assistant Vice Chancellor and Assistant Provost for Community College Policy and Planning at the State University of New York.

Quaintance has a long history of working with community colleges, beginning with his assignments in the field of student services, where he served as an instructor in Upward Bound and then as the director of TRIO Student Support Services. In addition, Quaintance has worked as an instructor, department chair, and assistant dean of academic affairs at the community college level.

Quaintance received both his Bachelor of Arts in English and his Master of Arts in rhetoric and the teaching of writing from New Mexico State University.