President's Welcome

I am honored and excited to have been chosen as SUNY Adirondack’s 7th President in 2013. I invite you to explore all the ways we can assist you to achieve your educational goals. Our campus is located at the southern end of the Adirondack Park near Lake George, with easy access to entertainment, hiking, skiing, and watersports, as well as the many historical and cultural activities in nearby Washington County and the city of Saratoga Springs. You will experience a vibrant learning community of faculty and staff who will challenge and support you to learn, grow, and achieve the goals you have today and set new goals for tomorrow. Whether you choose to take classes at our main campus in Queensbury, our new Wilton extension center in Saratoga County, online, or a combination of all, you will be taught by highly qualified faculty who are dedicated to your success.

SUNY Adirondack serves nearly 4,000 students from the local region, surrounding counties, and a variety of locations throughout the state, country, and the world! We welcome all who will benefit from higher education, regardless of whether you are pursuing one of our degree or certificate programs, or through a variety of continuing education courses and training programs. Our graduates are well-prepared for transfer to many of the four-year colleges and universities throughout the state and country, or for entrance to the workforce upon completing relevant, career-ready programs. Starting at a community college, and transferring to a four-year public or private college/university or entering the workforce not only makes good economic sense, but most importantly you will learn from faculty who care about teaching and learning in small classes with many supports and “real-world” connections to help you reach your goals.  You should also know that our on-campus Regional Higher Education Center provides students and community members with direct access to bachelors and masters degrees without having to leave the area through partnerships with SUNY Plattsburgh, Empire State College, and Paul Smith’s College.

We are very excited to welcome our first residents to campus this fall when we open a state-of-the-art residence hall facility providing suite-style living that includes a modern fitness facility, classrooms, and a spacious multi-use room for events, activities, and gatherings for residents and college community members alike. Schedule a time to visit our vibrant and growing campus by clicking here.

As you will learn through visiting our campus, exploring our website, and listening to thousands of alumni who call us their alma mater, we stand ready to create a SUNY Adirondack experience that meets your needs.  I hope to see you on campus soon!


Kristine Duffy, Ed.D.


P.S. Please review our new strategic plan, The Adirondack Agenda.