The fifth finalist for the presidency of SUNY Buffalo State will be introduced to the campus community today, completing a nearly monthlong process of candidate visits and question-and-answer sessions with college stakeholders.

Margaret E. Madden, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Potsdam State College, was announced Tuesday morning as the last finalist for the top job at Buffalo State.

Madden has been Potsdam’s chief academic officer since 2002.

She also served as acting president of the college for two months in 2006.

Prior to her time at Potsdam, she was a dean at Long Island University.

Madden earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1975 and completed a master’s degree and doctoral work in psychology at the University of Massachusetts.

She will make a presentation to the campus community during an open forum from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. today in Warren Enters Theatre.

Other open meetings today include:

• 10:50 to 11:20 a.m., secretaries, maintenance and custodial staff, 205 Cleveland Hall.

• 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., faculty, Warren Enters Theatre.

• 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., department heads and directors, Warren Enters Theatre.

• 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., professional staff, Warren Enters Theatre.

• 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., graduate and undergraduate students, Warren Enters Theatre.

The other candidates for the presidency are Buffalo State interim President Howard Cohen, who also is chancellor emeritus of Purdue University Calumet in Indiana; Gary L. Miller, chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington; Susan D. Phillips, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University at Albany; and Katherine Conway-Turner, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Hood College in Frederick, Md., and former provost of Geneseo State College.

Conway-Turner participated in open forums on campus Monday.