Music Staff — Karen Parrotte

Secretary I/Office Manager

Hi! I’m the office manager for the Departments of Music and Theatre located on the second floor (rm. 220) of the Myers Fine Arts Building. I came to SUNY Plattsburgh 17 years ago after working at a NYS correctional facility for ten years. I worked in the School of Business and Economics for a short time and now after being in the music and theatre atmosphere for 14 years, I’m right at home. SUNY Plattsburgh has so many helpful, friendly and caring faculty and staff, students will feel very welcome when they are here.

I live on a lake in the Adirondack Mountains. I love boating, camping, kayaking, spending time with my family, reading and shopping.

Being a mom of a college student has certainly helped in assisting our SUNY Plattsburgh students. I handle the office with a sense of humor and understanding. No matter the dilemma, students are my priority even though the telephone is ringing, the emails are dinging, and the line at my desk stretches far behind them. I help the students as much as I can; if I don’t know the answer, I send them in the right direction to another office that will. I understand what it is like to be puzzled over the many procedures necessary at Plattsburgh.

Being away from home and starting college is often a confusing experience for many; I hope to make it easier for any SUNY Plattsburgh student making their way to my office.

Contact Karen Parrotte

Office: Myers Fine Arts 220
Phone: (518) 564-2180