State Senator Patty Ritchie is calling on the chancellor and the State University of New York to commit to a transparent and open process of consultation with the North Country as it develops a plan to share services between SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam.
"SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Canton are two very distinct institutions that serve very different groups of students," Senator Ritchie said. "It is very important that SUNY works together to insure that it preserves the separate identity of these colleges so they can continue to serve our region."
SUNY Canton comes out on top in the newest rankings of "Best Colleges" by US News and World Report.
The story ran alongside another piece about my fight to preserve the school's independence in the latest issue of the college's campus magazine. Congratulations to the faculty, staff and students for making Canton college such an important part of our community.
State Senator Patty Ritchie and SUNY Canton President Joseph Kennedy discussed how four universities and colleges in Central and Northern New York are helping to stimulate the local economy and create jobs, the impact of the Governor's budget proposals on higher education and other issues on this edition of the New York State Senate program, "Talk of Our Towns."
SUNY Canton has witnessed phenomenal growth in recent years, adding students and new construction that created hundreds of local jobs.
Academic ‘Jewel on the Lake’ Tops Schools Across the Country
State Senator Patty Ritchie congratulated the students, faculty and alumni of SUNY Oswego for being named by Princeton Review and USA Today to their 2012 list of 150 “best value” colleges and universities in the nation.