President Zvi Szafran
The SUNY Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Zvi Szafran as SUNY Canton’s fourth president on Thursday, April 3, 2014.
Dr. Szafran is the former vice president for academic affairs and professor of chemistry at Southern Polytechnic State University in the University System of Georgia, a position he held since 2005. Dr. Szafran also served as the vice president for academic affairs at New England College in New Hampshire from 1998-2005. Previously, he held several positions at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, including dean of science and engineering, chairman of the chemistry department, assistant to the dean of arts and sciences, and professor.
Szafran earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree, also in chemistry, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Office of the President
34 Cornell Drive
MAC 616 Canton, NY 13617