SUNY Canton, SUNY Potsdam Presidents Draw Shared Services Roadmap for Future Success

Two Presidents to Sign Agreement Detailing Efforts to Use Common Resources to Increase Efficiency

SUNY Canton LogoSUNY Canton Acting President Joseph C. Hoffman and SUNY Potsdam Interim President Dennis L. Hefner will sign a memorandum of understanding on shared services between the two campuses at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, July 1, on the 8th Floor of SUNY Potsdam’s Raymond Hall.

The signing and following reception are open to members of the media, and time will be allotted for questions.

At the signing, both presidents plan to recognize the work of the many people who have begun collaborative efforts between the two institutions.

The agreement highlights current shared positions and defines the scope of future shared services, with a focus on back-office operations. The goal of these collaborations is to provide high-quality services to the students, faculty and staff of both colleges, while conserving resources and preserving the individual character and mission of each campus.

All employees who are currently in shared positions, or whose departments are actively sharing services, are invited to this event. In addition, the College Councils, local government officials and other members of the Associated Colleges and academic community have also been invited.


About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton offers a variety of career-driven bachelor’s degrees in addition to its associate and certificate programs. In the past year, the College added two new bachelor’s degrees and expanded its facilities with a new athletic center, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall. The College’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers flexible and convenient online courses and programs. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III as well as the USCAA. For more information about SUNY Canton, visit


About SUNY Potsdam

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts. For more information, visit


About the State University of New York

The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating approximately 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs, and more than 1.8 million NYS citizens in professional development and personal enrichment programs, on 64 college and university campuses. There are nearly 3 million SUNY alumni worldwide. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit

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