President's Welcome

Every fall, I am excited by the potential a new academic year holds. I think back to childhood, boarding the bus on the first day of school with my brand-new finely sharpened No. 2 Ticonderoga brand pencils. Those pencils always seemed to hold endless possibility, like I could solve any equation, navigate any experiment and write any story I could dream. 

For me, each new student at SUNY Adirondack brings with them that promise. With their futures ahead of them and the tools they need in hand, they pursue their goals.

Since 1961, SUNY Adirondack has helped develop the region’s potential. The faculty and staff create an active, engaging and inclusive learning environment where all can succeed. We strengthen our community through partnerships with elected officials and business leaders, and adapt curriculum to suit the needs of our changing world — ensuring an educated and skilled workforce to keep our region, state and nation competitive in a global economy.

In our laboratories, students learn state-of-the-art methods. Interacting with their peers and professors — highly experienced professionals with expertise in their respective fields — students gain knowledge and learn skills to use throughout their lives. Through our commitment to innovation, excellence and inclusion, we are the educational provider of choice and pathway to success for all.

By nurturing our students’ passion, we help them go on to earn advanced degrees and build careers. Whether a freshly minted high school graduate or a parent of three working to build a better life for their kids, SUNY Adirondack provides its students with the support they need. With generous scholarships, free tutoring, computer and technology loans, an on-campus child care center and more, we help them overcome what stands in the way of getting an education. 

How SUNY Adirondack serves the region, though, extends beyond degree programs. The college has an active Continuing Education department, which provides workforce training, youth programs and personal enrichment classes. Our community members earn IT and health care certifications, learn about subjects that interest them and strengthen their skills, helping fulfill their curiosity and ambition to learn and be more.

SUNY Adirondack touches each of our lives, through the people we know, the businesses we love, the rich economy we support and the comfort knowing that we can fulfill our goals — whether they be earning a degree, learning a language or how to bake bread, or pursuing a promotion — right here at SUNY Adirondack.