President's Welcome

Every year in May I have the honor and privilege of watching SUNY Adirondack students walk across the graduation stage, claiming their well-earned degrees and certificates. Many are the first in their families to achieve college degrees and have overcome significant obstacles along the way. Our faculty and staff have been partners in this journey, and I am proud of all of them for their hard work and commitment to education.

Since 1961, SUNY Adirondack has made higher education more accessible to residents of Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties and beyond. From students directly out of high school to adults looking to start a new chapter, the college has created opportunities for generations of local residents. We are proud of our rich tradition of a balanced curriculum that challenges students’ views and assumptions, with applications to the work world. Our goal is to create lifelong learners who thrive in an ever-changing world.

Part of this college’s mission is to serve as a stimulus for economic development, partnerships and leadership. Educating and training  upstate New York’s workforce strengthens the region, making it  a better place for people to live and thrive. Business Central, part of SUNY Adirondack’s recently expanded Adirondack Hall, adds a new chapter to the college’s commitment to growing and evolving the local economy. The Center for Entrepreneurship is a resource for business-minded students and small businesses to begin and expand. The facility is a hub for services and programming to develop, promote and connect businesses of all sizes to create, and retain jobs in our region. Also in Adirondack Hall, Northwest Bay Conference Center complements Business Central with a state-of-the-art venue able to accommodate small meetings and support workforce training, conferences and events. 

The new SUNY Adirondack Culinary Center at 14 Hudson Ave. in Glens Falls has gotten a lot of attention, and we can’t wait to introduce the public to  Seasoned, our student-run gourmet dining experience. The site also features a bake shop, a gluten-free restaurant kitchen and standard classrooms. The new space will help us educate and train the region’s workforce in the vital local hospitality industry, as well as provide unique workshops and experiences for our community.

SUNY Adirondack continues to evolve and grow as it responds to community needs. In the past year, the college has added 10 new academic programs, including agricultural business, culinary and baking arts, cybersecurity, fine arts, physical education studies and mechatronics, a curriculum developed to meet the specific technological workforce demands of the region’s top industrial employers.

SUNY Adirondack is committed to the prosperity of upstate New York, and we invite you to be an advocate for the valuable work we do. 

We thank you for your support.

Sincerely, 

Kristine D. Duffy, Ed.D.