Joseph C. Burke

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Joseph C. Burke (born 1932) is an American educator who is most notable for having served as President of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and Acting Chancellor of the State University of New York.

Burke pursued a bachelor’s degree in History and Philosophy from Bellarmine College and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Legal History from Indiana University, Bloomington

Burke began his career at Ohio Wesleyan University and Duquesne University.[1] He assumed the position of Academic Vice President Loyola College (Montreal) and negotiated its merger with Sir George Williams University to form Concordia University in 1974. He then moved to the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, serving as its President for twelve years.[2] Burke became Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of SUNY in 1986 and was asked to assume the Chancellory when his predecessor resigned due to failing health.[3]

Burke is currently a Senior Fellow with the Rockefeller Institute’s Higher Education Program.[4]

SUNY Plattsburgh's Burke Gallery is named after him.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
George W. Angell
President of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh
1974–1986
Succeeded by
Charles O. Warren
Preceded by
D. Bruce Johnstone
Chancellor (Acting) of the State University of New York
March 1, 1994 - November 30, 1994
Succeeded by
Thomas A. Bartlett