President - Dr. William Richards

Dr. RichardsDear Student:

On behalf of the faculty and staff at SUNY Orange, I welcome you to the College.

We are committed to helping you enrich your life through learning and in deepening your appreciation of culture, of our place in history and of your broadened sense of responsibility as a full participant in a democratic society.

You will find here a rigorous academic environment and a caring and dedicated faculty who will guide the development of your critical thinking and who will broaden your appreciation of the best that previous generations have bequeathed to us. They will also prepare you for whatever career field you choose or for transfer to a senior college or university where you will join many other SUNY Orange graduates who are among the best-prepared and highest achievers.

I encourage you, too, to further enrich your college life by taking advantage of the many clubs on campus, to strive for admission to the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and the Honors Program, to hone your leadership potential as a member of the Student Senate and to take an active part in the myriad of projects organized and executed by students for the betterment of the communities we serve.

Our counselors and advisors will assist you with any questions you may have about the College or our programs and services, about financial aid or scholarships, about child care services or any other issue which you think may be a barrier to your continuing your education.

I hope to be able to greet you soon at an orientation session for new students and to see you on campus from time to time. My sincerest wish for you, though, is that in the near future I have the honor of shaking your hand at graduation, recognizing your effort and commitment, and wishing you well in your well-earned and responsible place in society as an educated person.