Statement Commemorating Bill Larkin's Life and CareerSeptember 1, 2019
Word came today that Bill Larkin has passed away. This news comes with great sadness. He was the quintessential public servant. If it was important to his constituents, there was no issue too big or too small for which Bill would not fight in order to improve life for all of us. Among the countless issues on Bill’s agenda in Albany, education was right there at the top. He was a tremendous friend to SUNY Orange, and his imprint on our College will be felt for generations. He helped shape our vision of how SUNY Orange can more effectively serve students in Newburgh and throughout Orange County. Additionally, his backing of our BRIDGES program allowed us to create needed educational opportunities for students who might not otherwise have had access to college. I know all of us at SUNY Orange are grateful for Bill’s friendship and support over these many years.