Joan Prymas, of Ilion, was appointed to the Board of Trustees on August 11, 2015 by Governor Andrew Cuomo for a term to expire on June 30, 2018. Ms. Prymas retired from Herkimer College in 2004 at the rank of professor, after more than 30 years of teaching mathematics. She subsequently was awarded emeritus status. Ms. Prymas holds a BA in Mathematics Education, MA in Mathematics and MS in Educational Administration from SUNY Albany. She is a member of the SUNY Retiree Services Corps, serves as treasurer of NYSUT Retiree Council 39 and is a member of the Herkimer County Democratic Committee.