Annual Report 2016-17
Miller Campus Center

Foreword From President Zvi Szafran

This coming year marks a significant milestone in SUNY Canton's history.

Five decades ago, we forged our own path and relocated from a small cluster of buildings at St. Lawrence University to a beautiful, state-of-the-art campus of our own, beginning a reputation as “The College of the Future.”

Much has changed in 50 years. In 1967, we offered 5 two-year degree programs to 1,437 students. Today, more than 3,200 students are studying in our 25 bachelor’s degree programs, 21 associate degree programs and 5 certificate programs.

Fifty years ago, we were in the midst of building a brand-new $26 million campus. Today, we are completing $3.6 million in renovations, beginning an additional $11 million in construction projects, and are in the design phase for another $16.9 million in projects for the future. Add it all up, and our total improvements in progress come to $1.7 million more than the original price for the entire campus!

With all of the change throughout the years, including five name changes and four athletic identities, our core values and ethos have remained the same. We are the College that is relentlessly applied in everything we do. As a graduate of the Class of 1968 recently told me, we’re still the College that offers courses and programs that are useful in the real world and lead to great jobs. We’re still the College that has faculty with practical experience that they enthusiastically share with our students. Those things will never change.

We’ve also had some good press in the past year, courtesy of U.S. News and World Report, including:

Our online programs received seven separate rankings for their affordability, accreditation, and overall value.

Online programs allow the College to expand beyond our local region and to offer our newest majors, including Agribusiness Management, to larger and more diverse audiences.

All in all, SUNY Canton continues to expand its reputation as “The College of the Future.” Our last 50 years have led us to the successes outlined in this report. What will the future bring? I can’t wait to see what happens next!

SUNY Canton - 50 Years on the Hill

Zvi Szafran
SUNY Canton President

President Zvi Szafran