Mayor Barlow Appoints Erin Dorsey Chair of Campus-City Relations Committee

Mayor Billy Barlow and Erin Dorsey

Mayor Billy Barlow and Erin Dorsey

OSWEGO – Mayor Billy Barlow announced today (May 4) the appointment of Erin Dorsey as chair of the Campus Community Relations Committee, a committee developed to connect the SUNY Oswego student and faculty community to the city of Oswego.

Mayor Billy Barlow and Erin Dorsey
Mayor Billy Barlow and Erin Dorsey

The committee, established in 2006 has previously worked with the city of Oswego on assisting with neighborhood quality of life issues, public awareness campaigns and city-campus events to better include and connect the SUNY Oswego community to the greater Oswego community.

“I am pleased to appoint Erin Dorsey as chairwoman of the Campus-City Relations Committee and believe she will do an outstanding job leading the committee and continuing the good work the committee has done in partnership with my administration,” Mayor Barlow said. “Erin has the strong skills needed to lead the committee as we continue to address issues like student housing and quality of life concerns. Moving forward we also will look for opportunities to better include SUNY students in our community particularly as we make significant improvements to our downtown to better attract people of all ages, including our SUNY students. SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley and the entire SUNY community are excellent community partners and I look forward to using the Campus-City Relations Committee, under Erin’s leadership, to continue moving in a positive direction.”

“The mayor’s vision for a continued partnership with SUNY Oswego is underscored with this appointment,” said SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley. “We remain committed to working closely with the city of Oswego in improving the quality of life for our combined residents.”

Dorsey is a lifelong resident of Oswego and currently is a project support specialist at SUNY Oswego since 2015.

She has been an instrumental part of the SUNY Oswego community serving on the Campus-City Relations Committee, Public Ceremonies Committee, New Faculty Orientation Committee, Scholarship Committee and the Communications Council.

She is also a 2017 graduate of the Leadership Oswego County program.

Dorsey graduated from Oswego High School in 2009 and graduated from Iona College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2013.

“I’m grateful to have this opportunity and look forward to continuing this committee’s work in connecting the campus to the Oswego community,” Dorsey said.


  1. When my Dad worked at the University in the ’70’s, one of his yearly tasks was to complete the economic impact of the college on the city.

  2. By the looks of all of the white T-shirts I’ve seen this evening I’d say the economic impact is pretty good…at least for the bar owners.

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