Pete Bekisz is an entrepreneurial change agent who has been with Keuka College for more than 14 years, the past 10 in leadership positions.
He possesses management, customer service, marketing, and advertising experience from diverse industries including higher education, mass media, advertising services, and technology.
Pete oversees the College's marketing, communications, alumni relations, advancement services, annual fund, major and planned giving, grant writing, government and community relations, college-wide events, conference services, information technology, and dining functions.
He is an active community volunteer and serves on the boards of Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes and the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board. In addition, he has served as a volunteer mentor to Rochester-area teen entrepreneurs through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.
Prior to coming to Keuka College, Pete held positions at AOL Time Warner, Messenger Post Media, and Ignite Worldwide, Inc. He has provided consulting services to the Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS®, Kenneth Crosby Companies, Kate Gleason College of Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a number of small businesses in the Finger Lakes.
Content and social media marketing, web design and development, human-computer interaction, digital alumni engagement, plant-based nutrition in college dining.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Music
Dr. Bradley Fuster joined Keuka College as Provost and Vice President in Fall of 2018. Fuster's career in higher education began in 1999 when he served as Assistant Professor of Music and eventually interim Department Chair at Montana State University.
In 2005, Fuster was appointed Founding Department Chair of Music at SUNY Buffalo State. As Chair, Fuster fundraised $1,425,000 in endowed scholarships by naming six renovated performance spaces. The Music Department grew from 40 undergraduate majors to 125 undergraduate and 35 graduate majors. Fuster added new performance ensembles, degrees in digital music production, and one of the first 100% online Masters in Music Education in the world, as well as authoring the self-studies to attain initial accreditation and continuing accreditation from the National Associations of Schools of Music (NASM).
Subsequently, Fuster was promoted through a series of senior leadership roles from 2013-2018. These roles included Interim Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, Special Assistant to the Provost for Innovative Learning, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, and Interim Vice President/Chief Information Officer. In 2016-2017, Fuster completed an ACE Fellowship at Vassar College.
At Keuka College, Fuster has worked with the faculty to expand the program array, adding many new degrees in the areas of Allied Health and eSports Management, as well as several certificate offerings.
As a thought leader in higher education, Fuster serves as a peer reviewer and visiting reaccreditation team member for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and has authored numerous articles published in US News & World Report, eCampus News, and Inside Higher Ed.
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Development
Dr. Carrie Roberts has been an occupational therapist for over 15 years, with experience in various areas of practice including the hospital and nursing home, with a greater focus in pediatrics birth-21 years old. She graduated from Keuka College with a degree in occupational therapy; she also graduated from Chatham University in 2013 with her clinical occupational therapy doctoral degree in which her research focus was related to children with Autism Spectrum. Dr. Roberts was an adjunct professor for Keuka College before joining the Occupational Therapy program full time in 2013.