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Stacey Moegenburg Receives Women in STEM Leadership Award

May 10, 2024

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – SUNY Orange alumna and current Academic Associate Vice President for the Liberal Arts Division Stacey Moegenburg, Class of 1985, was one of four SUNY Orange graduates to receive a Women in STEM Alumni Leadership Award last night (Thursday, May 9) during an awards dinner presented by the SUNY Orange Foundation.

In addition to Moegenburg, the Foundation saluted Glynis Cowart, chief information officer, Montefiore St. Luke’s Medical Center; Jessica Mariana,: principal, HVEA Engineers; and Nicole Sewell, chief nursing officer, Garnet Health Medical Center.

“I’m so pleased for each of this year’s award winners, but I’m especially pleased and proud of Stacey. She is tremendously deserving of this honor and I am so glad that the Foundation’s awards committee recognized the many contributions she’s made to SUNY Orange from her days as a student to her tremendously valued tenure as a faculty member and administrator,” said SUNY Orange President Dr. Kristine Young. “Throughout her career, she has answered the call whenever and wherever she was asked to serve.

“Recently, she has admirably guided our Liberal Arts Division after years as our AVP for the Business, Math, Science and Technology Division,” Young added. “The fact that she has adeptly connected with our liberal arts faculty and staff after years as on the STEM side shows her versatility as a leader and her inherently collaborative nature.”

Following graduation from SUNY Orange, Moegenburg began her professional career as an associate in two regional architectural firms. With a knack for project management, she oversaw the adaptive reuse of an award-winning affordable housing project and that became a theme early in her career. 

In 1988, she returned to her alma mater as an adjunct instructor and found her true passion–teaching architecture. Soon after, she joined the full-time faculty ranks with a mandate to update and infuse Computer-Aided Design (CAD) into the curriculum. Over the course of two decades, she taught 15 different courses in the Architectural Technology program. Every graduate of the Architectural Technology program since 1990 has had her as an instructor. For many years, she was the advisor to the Architecture Club, inspired to provide travel and exploration opportunities for her students.

2024 Leadership Awards recipientsAs she transitioned from a full-time faculty member to an administrator, she assumed the role of associate vice president of the Business, Math, Science and Technology Division and flipped the script of her career. In addition to guiding that division as new technologies and teaching methods evolved, she was a guiding force in the College’s construction of the Rowley Center for Science and Engineering on the Middletown campus. As that building was being conceived, Moegenburg coordinated the academic programming and conveyed academic needs to the architect’s team. Her work on that project has impacted thousands of students since its opening in 2011, and it earned her the President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the College.

Moegenburg answered her alma mater’s call again when she stepped in to serve as interim vice president for academic affairs at SUNY Orange, bridging a transition in College presidents. Her time as the College’s chief academic officer was followed by a move to her present role.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from New York Institute of Technology and her master’s degree from SUNY New Paltz.

Photo caption: The SUNY Orange Foundation presented its 2024 Women in STEM Alumni Leadership Awards during a ceremony at Highpoint in Newburgh on Thursday evening (May 9). College President Dr. Kristine Young (center) joined the award winners, from left: Nicole Sewell, chief nursing officer, Garnet Health Medical Center; Stacey Moegenburg, associate academic vice president at SUNY Orange; Glynis Cowart, chief information officer, Montefiore St. Luke’s Medical Center; and Jessica Mariana,: principal, HVEA Engineers.