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SUNY Canton Releases Strategic Plan for 2020

Monday, June 7th, 2010

SUNY Canton has released its Strategic Plan, “SUNY Canton 2010 – Committed to Student Success,” to continue and guide the College’s remarkable growth and progress for the next 10 years.

There are several goals and key initiatives listed in the plan, including:

  • Plans to expand academic offerings by creating more four-year and master’s degree programs that build upon associate-level offerings to meet the community’s need for career-driven educational options.
  • Initiatives by SUNY Canton OnLine and the College’s International Programs office to establish more distance learning opportunities to reach to more students worldwide.
  • Sustainability efforts to reduce spending on non-renewable energy sources and decrease the College’s overall environmental footprint.
  • Efforts to assure that the campus will become more of a hub of intellectual and social activity for both students and community members.
  • Migration of the SUNY Canton Kangaroos sports teams to the NCAA Division III.

The Strategic Plan was the result of a year-long collaboration between administration, faculty, staff, students, and the larger community, with guidance by a 16-member steering committee, and oversight by President Joseph L. Kennedy. School of Business and Liberal Arts Dean Linda A. Heilman led the planning process. Jondavid S. DeLong, assistant professor and legal studies program director, created the written portions of the plan.

“The SUNY Canton community has engaged in discussions to determine where we want the College to go in the future,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “The consensus is that we must keep moving forward and the Strategic Plan is both a starting point and a road map in an ongoing process of change, adaptation, and continuous improvement.”

As part of the Strategic Plan, the College will also continue to physically expand and evolve to meet the changing needs of students. A key addition to campus will be the newly constructed Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center, nicknamed Roos House, which is scheduled for completion in Spring 2011. The College is also planning to construct a new residence hall to provide more housing options for the increasing population of four-year students.

The College’s mission, developed as part of the plan, is to provide a progression of accessible, affordable, high-quality applied programs that enable students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond to achieve their highest potential both personally and professionally.

The 2010 SUNY Canton Strategic Plan is intended to serve as a campus specific complement to the larger State University of New York Strategic Plan, “The Power of SUNY.”

SUNY Canton’s strategic plan can be viewed at

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

SUNY Canton Welcomes New Dean of Business and Liberal Arts

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Linda HeilmanCANTON – SUNY Canton’s newest dean has the perfect blend of Business and Liberal Arts expertise to run a newly formed school at the college.

Recently, the college restructured its academic units, combining the School of Liberal Studies with the School of Business and Public Service to form the School of Business and Liberal Arts. Dean Linda A. Heilman, Ph.D., will be overseeing the school and ensuring that its students continue to receive a high-quality education that leads directly to career advancement.

“Linda has worked with highly successful businesses and has an acclaimed academic career that perfectly matches our strategies and programs,” SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy said. “She has a magnificent track record in marketing, business development, and program management that fits in well with our college’s career-oriented mission.”

The College’s newest dean brings both a Doctorate in Late Modern European History from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

“It is very evident that the people here have a passion for the college, the community, and especially the students,” Heilman said. “I’m looking forward to working with the faculty to develop new degree options and to expand existing academic programs.”

Dr. Linda Heilman comes to SUNY Canton from Cardinal Stritch University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she served as Associate Dean in the College of Business and Management. Her previous post oversaw associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s programs on four campuses in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. She has served as Vice President of Marketing for Honeywell Federal Credit Union, Team Leader at U.S. Bancorp, Chief Operating Officer of a software business at the University of Minnesota, and Director of Marketing at Weiss Research.

Among her goals for her time at the college, Heilman plans to integrate the Business and Liberal Studies programs and to help SUNY Canton excel among peer colleges and universities. “My own experience works well within the Liberal Arts and Business academic environments,” she said. “By blending technical training, theoretical knowledge and practical application, there is the potential here to develop terrific synergy both within and across programs.”

To allow for the school mergers, some programs and departments were moved to the College’s Canino School of Engineering Technology and the School of Health and Professional Studies. Karen M. Spellacy, Interim Dean of Business and Public Service, and Kenneth Erickson, Interim Dean of Liberal Studies, will both be returning to their faculty positions.

“I want to personally thank Ken and Karen for their exceptional service to the College,” Kennedy said. “They have both been instrumental in continuing the development and advancement of our programs, while ensuring the success of their students.”

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.