Three SUNY Potsdam alumni appointed to college foundation board
Friday, March 18, 2011 - 2:14 pm

POTSDAM – Three SUNY Potsdam alumni have been appointed to its Potsdam College Foundation Board.

They are:

Haden A. Land, a certified systems architect with 26 years of professional experience across the public and private sectors. He is the vice president and chief technology officer for Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services, Civil Product Line. Land holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from SUNY Potsdam and a master's degree in computer and information science from Syracuse University. He is a member of many governing and advising bodies. Selected as one of the "Top Hispanics in Business and Technology" by Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology magazine from 2007 to 2009, Land received the 2009 Minerva Award for professional lifetime achievement from SUNY Potsdam.

Christine E. Haile, who joined the University at Albany in 2001 as chief information officer. Haile was awarded the 2007 Best Technology Executive Award by the Alliance of Technology and Women, and was also the 2004 winner of the Best of New York Award for Demonstrated Leadership in Information Technology. She received her bachelor's degree in political science from SUNY Potsdam and her Master's of Business Administration degree in finance from the University at Albany. A resident of downtown Albany, she is active in several community organizations,

David A. Dik, who was appointed the national executive director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning in July 2010. Young Audiences Arts for Learning is the nation's leading provider of arts in education services to children and youth. Prior to this position, Dik served as the managing director of the Metropolitan Opera Guild from 2003 to 2010, having served as the director of education and director of guild membership affairs since 1997. He attended SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music, majoring in music education, before moving on to Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J., where he received a master's degree in choral conducting. He obtained a post-graduate degree in school administration and supervision from The City University of New York. In 2009, David received SUNY Potsdam's Minerva Award, the Alumni Association's highest award for professional achievement.

Established in 1986, the Potsdam College Foundation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to stewarding the continued growth of private giving in support of SUNY Potsdam.