SUNY Conference Explores the Value and Limits of Higher-Education Systems
By Eric Kelderman
When Candace S. Vancko was introduced last year as the officer in charge of the State University of New York at Cobleskill, state lawmakers who represented the area around the campus promised to fight her appointment, she said.
The problem for the elected officials and many of the faculty members and administrators in attendance that day in August 2011 was that Ms. Vancko was also president of the SUNY campus at Delhi and would be leading both colleges. The shared presidency was part of a broad and sometimes controversial plan by SUNY administrators to make the 64-campus system more efficient so they could spend more on student support and academic programs…read more