John W. Kalas
Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 2000
John Kalas began his career as assistant professor of philosophy and religion at Lake Forest College and was later named director of special projects for VISTA/OEO in Washington, D.C. Kalas has also served as director of extension services at Mary Holmes College; vice president at Bacone College; and vice president with Douglas Trout Associates in Washington D.C. He joined the Research Foundation for the State University of New York (SUNY) in 1974 as deputy director of the Washington Office. He became director of the Washington Office and later served as director of research and development and associate vice president for planning. In 1989, Kalas became acting provost and academic vice president at SUNY, Potsdam and served as associate provost for research and development.