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Michael Frame

Vice President of External Relations and Chief of Staff 

Michael Frame is the Vice President of External Relations and Chief of Staff for SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Mike most recently served as Director of Federal Relations for Florida State University, establishing FSU’s first Washington DC-based operation. He has also served as Director of Federal Relations for the State University of New York (SUNY) System and as Director of Federal Relations for Binghamton University. Other work experiences include Director of Special Projects for the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse and Central New York (now Centerstate CEO), Executive Director of the New York State Urban Council, and Policy Analyst for the California State University (CSU) System.


Mike has a Master’s in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, a Bachelor’s in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an A.A. from Cayuga Community College. He currently serves as the Chair of the Council on Government Affairs for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). He has also served on the boards of the Science Coalition and the SUNY Council for University Advancement, as well as President of the Board for OnPoint for College.