Student Affairs Technology

Mission Statement

The Office of Student Affairs Technology serves as a resource to departments within the Student Affairs division, working towards enhancing the student experience through innovative and efficient technology solutions. Our primary goal is to empower students, staff, and faculty by providing reliable and user-friendly tools that support their co-curricular experience.

What We Do


Working with departments within the division, the Office of Student Affairs Technology assists in identifying current practices, and in collaboration with Information Services, suggests recommendations for improvement. These suggestions may include revising current practices for better efficiency, utilizing current campus software solutions not already in use, or researching and recommending new software solutions. Some of the software solutions we provide support for within the division are:

  • Roolife - Student Engagement Platform
  • Medicat - Electronic Health Records Software
  • T4 - Website Content Management System
  • Maxient - Case Management Platform

With technology advancing at a rapid pace, oftentimes students are the first adapters of this new technology. This means that in order to meet them where they are, we must also adapt. As a division we are continuously innovating how we communicate with students, utilizing services such as texting, website chat, and social media to reach the students. A few methods used to reach students are:

  • Moongoose - Campus Mobile Communication Platform
  • Jivochat - Website Chat
Operational Resiliency

We are also working to ensuring the division is able to adapt to the changing needs of our student population, particularly with supportive technology resources to aid in their academic and socio-developmental success.

Student Affairs Tech Staff

RJ Thayer

Richard (R.J.) Thayer
Director of Student Affairs Technology 


Student Affairs Technology
Campus Center 134
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, New York 13617

Phone: 315-386-7036
Fax: 315-386-7889  

Regular Hours:
M - F: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm