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VP Student Affairs/Dean of Students

Welcome Home! When you made the decision to complete your undergraduate degree at SUNY Canton, whether you’re living on campus in the residence halls, commuting from home, or taking your classes entirely online, you became a member of the SUNY Canton family where we truly believe our campus ethos that “Everyone is Welcome Here.”

As the Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, it’s my pleasure to welcome you home to SUNY Canton and to invite you to explore what we have to offer in engaging and robust campus life. From more than 60 student organizations, to five lively residence halls with living-learning communities, to cultural and educational programs and events, and support services such as mental health counseling, wellness, and health services, I am sure you will find your niche on campus. Beyond our traditional offerings of fun and interactive student events, we offer digital badges to help you gain new skills and grow in greater understanding in topics such as leadership, cultural competency, and wellness. And, as a leader in online programs at SUNY Canton, we offer engaging student life and a robust platform of support services to our fully online students as well. We want every single student to know they are welcome and have a home at SUNY Canton.

I look forward to getting to know you during your undergraduate career at Canton, and invite you to reach out to me if there is any way Student Affairs can support you or make the campus even more welcoming. My office is located in Miller Campus Center 229, and I would love for you to stop by and introduce yourself. In the meantime, I am always available at bish@canton.edu and am here to listen. I thank you for choosing SUNY Canton, and can’t wait to see all you accomplish while you’re here. Welcome Home!

Courtney Battista Bish
Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

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