Tressie LaFay of Saratoga Springs has been appointed assistant to the president at SUNY Adirondack. LaFay most recently served as Assistant Administrative Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine for Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York. LaFay earned an M.S. in narrative medicine from Columbia University and a B.A. in English from the University of Vermont. LaFay’s new duties will include serving on the president’s senior leadership team; acting as Title IX compliance officer and coordinator of FOIL requests; acting as a liaison to the President’s Office to both internal and external constituents; providing executive level administrative support to the president; drafting, preparing, proofreading and editing documents and correspondence; managing the president’s office calendar schedule; and representing the president at meetings and events when requested.