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President Seifert

Charles ‘Chuck’ Seifert  was elected by the Board of Trustees and announced as the 13th president of Siena College on December 2, 2022. He began his term on June 1, 2023 and was officially inaugurated on September 21, 2023. 

Seifert most recently served as dean of the School of Business at Siena (2014-2019, 2020 present). He was the interim vice president for academic affairs from 2019-2020; founder and executive director of Siena’s Institute for Leadership Development (2009-2014); department chair of Marketing and Management (2004-2007); and assistant dean of the School of Business from 1997-1998. 

In addition to his administrative work, Seifert has taught at Siena for decades. He originally came to campus as a visiting faculty member in 1996, and was promoted up through the academic ranks in the Management department, achieving full professorship in 2007. He taught as an adjunct at several other Capital Region colleges prior to joining Siena’s faculty.

Prior to entering academia Seifert had a successful career in banking and finance in the Capital Region. He served as chief financial officer of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce from 1994-1996, and served as a vice president of Evergreen Bank and a manager at First American Bank.  

Seifert holds a B.A. in economics from the University at Buffalo, an MBA in finance from Sage Graduate School, and a Ph.D., in organizational studies with a specialization in leadership from the University at Albany.