On December 13, 2022, the SUNY Board of Trustees voted to formally begin the process of transferring one of SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s colleges, located in Albany, known as the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) to the University at Albany. The Trustees have directed leadership at UAlbany to work with their counterparts at SUNY Polytechnic Institute to deliver a comprehensive transition plan no later than December 2023.

The reunification resolution specifically addressed the trajectory of SUNY Polytechnic Institute, indicating that the transfer of CNSE would not impact operational management of the Marcy campus. The resolution directed our Officer-in-Charge to initiate the process of creating a robust strategic plan to strengthen SUNY Poly as the premier public polytechnic institution in the state and nation.


In his new role as Officer-in-Charge, Dr. Andrew Russell has enthusiastically embraced the responsibility of leading SUNY Poly as we continue to establish ourselves as a technology-rich and globally-connected learning environment.


Dr. Russell explains, “Over the last decade, [SUNY Poly has] doubled down on our leadership in multidisciplinary, experiential learning. We prepare students for the high-tech jobs that are increasing in the region, cultivating their abilities to be versatile, life-long learners and members of our community. This is especially important given the growth of chip facilities led by Wolfspeed and, soon, Micron. SUNY Poly continues to evolve, and I want to make it clear that SUNY Poly is, and will remain, part of the Mohawk Valley’s DNA.”


In reference to the transfer of CNSE to the administrative authority of the University at Albany, Dr. Russell said, “We see this inflection point as a tremendous opportunity. My team and I are working closely with our local elected officials, industry and community partners, and our colleagues at SUNY system and New York State government to develop a robust strategic plan strengthening the future of SUNY Poly in Utica-Rome.”


“We hope you will join us and share the good news that SUNY Poly is poised to become the premier public polytechnic. We look forward to working with local, regional, and state leaders, our industrial, academic, and governmental partners, and you. Together, we can chart a course that builds prosperity and provides opportunities for our next generation to thrive, right here in the Mohawk Valley.”


Read the Guest Column in its entirety here: https://sunypoly.edu/news/daily-sentinel-guest-column-suny-polytechnic-institute-poised-become-premier-public.html

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