Hi! SUNY has just made an announcement that will be of interest to many in NCPR’s own Canton-Potsdam area: Dr. Joseph C. Hoffman has been appointed as Acting President of SUNY Canton.
This isn’t a big surprise: The Watertown Daily Times reported in late April that Hoffman had been identified “as a candidate,” although SUNY Central spokesman David D. Doyle said at that time no final decision had been reached. Now it has been, and Hoffman will replace interim president Carli S. Schiffner, who will leave at the end of July to go to a college in Washington state (Hoffman begins June 1; I guess she has to train him on the computer system.)
SUNY Canton has been the subject of a fair amount of concern in recent months, as many worried that SUNY’s goal of “shared services” would mean that the Canton and Potsdam campuses would get short shrift, and possibly a shared presidency.
Hoffman comes to us from SUNY Maritime college in the Bronx. He’ll make $170,000.