Peter O. Nwosu was appointed president of the State University of New York at Oswego. He will take office on August 15.
SUNY Oswego, located on the shore of Lake Ontario, enrolls just over 6,100 undergraduate students and more than 900 graduate students, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 11 percent of the student body.
Dr. Nwosu has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and student success at Herbert H. Lehman College, a campus of the City University of New York in The Bronx. Prior to this role, he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clark Atlanta University. Earlier, Dr. Nwosu was associate vice president for academic programs and a professor of communication at California State University, Fullerton.
Professor Nwosu is a graduate of the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu, Nigeria. He holds a master’s degree from Towson University in Maryland and a Ph.D. in communications studies from Howard University in Washington, D.C.