Michael Frame

As SUNY Poly’s Chief Operating Officer, Michael Frame has overall strategic and operational responsibilities to direct, administer, and coordinate the operational activities of SUNY Poly’s campuses. He oversees Human Resources, Information Technology Services, University Police, Utica facilities, Campus & Corporate Events, Communications & Marketing, External Relations, Institutional Research, and the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Foundation. In his Chief of Staff role, Mike coordinates the work of the Office of the President and serves as the point of contact for various internal and external constituent groups, including the New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering and Science (NY-CREATES) and the Auxiliary Services Corporation.

Mike most recently served as Director of Federal Relations for Florida State University, establishing FSU’s first Washington DC-based operation. He has also served as Director of Federal Relations for the State University of New York (SUNY) System and as Director of Federal Relations for Binghamton University. Other work experiences include Director of Special Projects for the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York (now Centerstate CEO), Executive Director of the New York State Urban Council, and Policy Analyst for the California State University (CSU) System. 

Mike has a Master’s in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, a Bachelor’s in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an A.A. from Cayuga Community College. He sits on the boards of Mohawk Valley EDGE and the CNY Defense Alliance.  He has also served as Chairman of the Council on Government Affairs for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), as well as on the boards of the Science Coalition and the SUNY Council for University Advancement.  He is also the former president of the board of OnPoint for College.