James N. Baldwin
BA, Union College
James N. Baldwin brings extensive leadership experience, professional credentials and highly-regarded reputation to the position of executive vice president. In this capacity he oversees the operations of the office of the president, provides guidance and support to members of Excelsior's executive staff, and manages particularly high-priority/high-visibility undertakings of the College.
Dr. Baldwin previously served as CEO and district superintendent for Questar III BOCES, an educational service agency, where he was an outspoken advocate for better student engagement in learning. As district superintendent, he led the agency in the development of innovative and cost-saving programs and services. Additionally, he was responsible for the oversight of 23 school districts in the region on behalf of the Commissioner of Education. Previously he served as chief of staff in the New York State Education Department and as executive deputy secretary of state for New York.
Admitted to the bar in New York State and U.S. District Court, Dr. Baldwin has also served as adjunct faculty in the School of Education, the University at Albany.