President's Welcome


Each day, SUNY Adirondack helps our students realize dreams far beyond their imaginations. Dreaming of what might be comes with the vision, the plan and the people who make it happen.

For 55 years, we have helped students lay a foundation for lifelong-learning and community engagement. Through the years, we have continued to evolve, grow and respond to the changing needs of our world while remaining grounded in our mission of access to all who wish to participate.

In order for all citizens to take advantage of higher education, we must ensure that our academic programs are rigorous and relevant; that our facilities are safe, up to date and reflect the high quality of our instruction; that we are providing appropriate support services to meet the changing needs of our students; and, finally, that our commitment to economic development is demonstrated through partnerships with our business community and our support for the entrepreneurial spirit of our region. 

In 2015-2016, we secured more than $27 million in investment from our state and local governments, private investors and the local business community. These funds will help us to improve and expand our facilities, enhance our support services for students, broaden our connections to the businesses of today and help us in launching the businesses of tomorrow.

In fall 2016, the college broke ground on three building projects that will transform our learning spaces, engage and support our students and increase our commitment to the business community. By 2018, we will have new science and nursing classrooms and labs, an entrepreneur center to support small business startups and scale-ups, and enhanced, expanded space to provide more workforce training for our local small and large businesses. 

Our students are our success. From nationally recognized writers to small business owners, outstanding faculty who are connected in their fields of study are teaching SUNY Adirondack students. We’ve opened Business Central, our one-stop destination for businesses to connect with our faculty and students for internships, work-based learning experiences and class

projects that engage our students in helping local businesses to develop solutions to their “real world” problems. Students use our web tool, College Central Network, to find jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities with nearly 1,500 employers to choose from. 

We are excited about the future of the college and its impact on the community. Explore this site to learn more about all the great opportunities for our students and our community. 

Kristine D. Duffy, Ed.D.


The Future Is Here

The college continues its response to workforce needs with three new degree programs awaiting New York State approval:
• Agricultural Management
• a career-ready Cybersecurity program
• a transfer-track Information Security program

In addition, the college will soon be offering healthcare training in:
• Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
• Home Health Aide (HHA) 
• Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

We have newly refined advising tracks in:
Political Science
Studio Art

As well as newly signed articulation agreements with:
• University at Albany
• Siena
• The College of St. Rose

These new opportunities, paired with  our very popular option of on-campus study through SUNY Plattsburgh, provide our students with multiple pathways to success.