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SUNY Appoints Dr. Joseph C. Hoffman as Acting President of SUNY Canton

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

President HoffmanThe State University of New York Board of Trustees on Tuesday, May 7 appointed Dr. Joseph C. Hoffman as Acting President of SUNY Canton effective June 1.

Dr. Hoffman has worked at SUNY Maritime since 1977, serving as a mathematics and computer science professor and was named a distinguished teaching professor in 2001. He also served as the college’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2006 to 2012.

“Dr. Hoffman comes to SUNY Canton with an extensive history as a powerful and productive campus leader at SUNY Maritime College since 1997,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “The students, faculty, and staff at SUNY Canton are certain to benefit from Dr. Hoffman’s experience and leadership as acting president.”

Dr. Hoffman earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from SUNY Maritime College in 1975. He went on to earn a master’s degree in mathematics from Adelphi University in 1977, and he received his doctorate in education from LaSalle University in 1998. The SUNY Board of Trustees awarded him the distinguished teaching professor title in 2001. He also served as a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve from May 1975 to August 1992.

“I am honored to be chosen as acting president of SUNY Canton,” Dr. Hoffman said. “The College has a strong reputation in many areas, and I look forward to leading the campus.”

Dr. Hoffman will replace Dr. Carli C. Schiffner, who has served as Interim President since September 2012. Dr. Schiffner will step down as interim president May 31 to become Vice President of Instruction at Wenatchee Valley College in Washington State.

“I would like to thank President Schiffner for her hard work and leadership,” Dr. Hoffman said. “I hope to build upon her efforts and continue to lead the College in a positive direction.”

Dr. Schiffner said Dr. Hoffman was an exceptional choice to lead SUNY Canton into the future.

“We’re delighted and excited to have Dr. Hoffman join the SUNY Canton community,” Dr. Schiffner said. “With his background at SUNY and his familiarity within the colleges of technology sector, Dr. Hoffman will be able to make an easy transition to SUNY Canton and will no doubt be successful.”

Dr. Hoffman, and his wife, Nancy, are both natives of Long Island. She will be joining him in his move to Canton.

“Nancy and I are looking forward to becoming members of the SUNY Canton community,” Dr. Hoffman said “And we look forward to living in the North Country.”

In his nearly 36 years at SUNY Maritime, Dr. Hoffman has chaired two Middle States Commission on Higher Education steering committees, leading to successful reaccreditation efforts. He also led the campus’ strategic planning efforts in 2011 and had participated in previous strategic planning efforts. Dr. Hoffman is a delegate on the U.N.’s International Maritime Organization, representing the International Association of Maritime Universities. He has co-authored two books, co-founded the Maritime Academic Council which consists of deans from all six State Maritime Academies. Dr. Hoffman also worked from 1980 to 2006 at Adelphi University, University College for Adults, serving as an adjunct instructor and chair for the Mathematics and Computer Information Systems Department.

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Study Abroad Fair at SUNY Canton, Sept. 22

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

The SUNY Canton Office of International Programs at SUNY Canton will be holding a Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 on the first floor of the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

Representatives from six SUNY colleges and universities offering study abroad programs will be available to share the opportunities to take courses overseas.

For more information, please contact the SUNY Canton Office of International Programs at 386-7608 or email fiaccom@canton.edu

SUNY currently offers more than 400 overseas study programs in more than 50 countries: in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Programs range from 2 to 3 week intensive courses to a semester or academic year abroad.

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SUNY Canton President Praises Governor’s Higher Ed Reform

Friday, January 15th, 2010

SUNY Canton President Dr. Joseph Kennedy with New York Governor David Patterson during a recent visit to the campus.

SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy expressed high praise for Governor David A. Paterson’s proposed reforms to the State’s system of public higher education. The Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act released today is a sweeping reform package that Kennedy described as the most important and influential piece of SUNY legislation he has seen since becoming the president of SUNY Canton 16 years ago.

“I couldn’t be more optimistic,” Kennedy said. “The Governor’s proposals will transform the way SUNY schools will be able to do business. It will give the entire SUNY system the type of autonomy and flexibility needed to be successful, and it will enable SUNY colleges and universities to become more creative and more independent in running their businesses.”

Kennedy, who is the second longest tenured President in the SUNY system, noted that although SUNY and CUNY colleges will experience budget cuts in the upcoming fiscal year, those cuts will be counterbalanced by the decrease in regulation and the added freedom to generate more income.

“I believe the cuts will be manageable in light of the ability to run our businesses more independently, creatively, and strategically,” Kennedy said. “The leadership demonstrated by the Governor and Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher in creating this act has been incredible and should be lauded. It is extraordinary.”

Kennedy added, “This act will allow schools the ability to protect jobs, preserve the high quality of a SUNY education, affordably continue to educate the people of New York State, and grow as economic generators to help lead the way out of this recession. I hope others will join me as staunch advocates of this act and help others to recognize its importance to the SUNY system, New York State, and its great citizens.”

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.


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Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher Set to Visit SUNY Canton

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
On June 1, 2009 Nancy L. Zimpher became the Chancellor of SUNY. Zimpher is visiting all 64 SUNY campuses as part of a summer tour to create a SUNY-wide strategic plan.

On June 1, 2009 Nancy L. Zimpher became the Chancellor of SUNY. Zimpher is visiting all 64 SUNY campuses as part of a summer tour to create a SUNY-wide strategic plan.

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher will be visiting and touring SUNY Canton on Monday, July 27 as part of her summer-long tour of the 64 colleges and universities within the SUNY system.

“We plan on showing her several of the positive initiatives exclusive to our college,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “This is a constantly evolving and growing environment, with extraordinary growth in our online and international initiatives, in addition to our facilities construction and renovations.”

The Chancellor will have the opportunity to meet with more than 80 international students and faculty members from the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia, and several Chinese institutions.

Kennedy and the college’s faculty and staff will also be highlighting the most recent progress on the new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center, residence renovations, and the major overhaul of Nevaldine Technology Center.

The Chancellor’s tour of campus will be open to the media beginning at 3 p.m. Monday, July 27, and will include a rooftop view of the campus and a stop at SUNY Canton’s newly renovated, state-of-the-art nursing labs in Wicks Hall. This portion of the visit is specifically designed for media desiring photographs or video footage.

The tour will conclude with a 3:30 question-and-answer session for the media with Kennedy and Zimpher, followed by a reception, in the Newell Veterinary Technology Center.

Media arrangements should be made in advance by contacting SUNY Canton Public Relations at 315-386-7300, or email kie@canton.edu.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

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SUNY Statewide Financial Aid Day Feb 21 at SUNY Canton

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

CANTON – An upcoming hands-on training session will focus on making college affordable by maximizing students’ financial aid.

SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam will be participating in the SUNY Statewide Financial Aid Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb 21, in the Halford Lobby on the ground floor of SUNY Canton’s Faculty Office Building.

The Student State-wide Financial Aid Days are offered so students and parents can receive assistance with the financial aid application process. Financial Aid professionals from both colleges will be helping students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA forms. Future, prospective, current students, and family members are invited to participate in the hands-on training session. Admissions Counselors from both colleges will also be on hand.

“We realize that given the economy, financial aid is more important than ever,” said Kerrie Cooper, SUNY Canton Director of Financial Aid. “It is often the determining factor in whether a student attends college. We can help students make sure that they get all of the aid that they are eligible for.”

Financial Aid Days are offered as a state-wide service through SUNY, but registration is required. For more information or to register for the SUNY Financial Aid Day at SUNY Canton, call the Student Service Center at (315) 386-7616 or 1-800-388-7123. You may also register online at http://tinyurl.com/suny-registration.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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