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Dr. Kristi Fragnoli, a Saint Rose professor of education, has been appointed by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to the New York State Archives Partnership Trust Board. 

The New York State Archives Partnership Trust is a nonprofit organization that raises and distributes funds to support projects that sustain and encourage the use of the New York State Archives.  

Founded in 1992, the trust is governed by a board of citizens who generate public and private funding that enhances taxpayer support for the archives. Fragnoli’s term on the board will run through January 10, 2024. 

“The New York State Archives Partnership Trust ensures our New York State historical memory is retained and accessible,” Fragnoli said. “The New York State Archives provides evidence about individuals, institutions, and actions. The Trust brings New York State heritage to preservation projects, research, and classrooms, all of which enables society to plan for the future based on our knowledge of past experiences.” 

Fragnoli teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level programs at Saint Rose, including adolescent, childhood, and special-education certification programs. She also serves as the first-ever chair of the New York Council for History Education (NYCHE), a network of educators, historians, and cultural organizations started in 2019 that provides locally focused professional development and outreach activities. 

She has presented at international, national, state, and regional conferences for the National Council of Social Studies, the National Council of History Education, and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Her research interests include white racial identity, civic literacy, and historical document analysis. 

In addition to her higher education experience, Fragnoli has taught grades five, six, seven, and 11 and was a teacher of global studies in grades nine and 10 in Castleton. She is an alum of Saint Rose, having earned her MSED in Childhood Education in 1992. 

In 2020, she was selected as the first recipient of the Dr. Benita Jorasky Outstanding College Educator Memorial Award, presented by the New York State Council for the Social Studies (NYCSS). Fragnoli was also honored by the New York State Archives as the 2013 recipient of the Bruce W. Dearstyne Educator Award for Excellence in the use of Local Government Records.