Paul Shiffman joined Excelsior College in 2002, and served as chief executive officer of the Presidents’ Forum and as assistant vice president for strategic and governmental relations until retirement in 2018. He continues to serve as the senior advisor to the Presidents’ Forum. Prior to 2002, he served as the vice president for institutional planning and advancement at State University of New York, Rockland Community College; and as the executive associate to the president and assistant vice president for government relations at State University of New York Empire State College. Shiffman has a B.A. in psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, an M.Ed. in educational administration from Georgia State University, and an Ed.D. in educational psychology – classroom behavior from Temple University.