President’s Message

SUNY Cobleskill is a college quite unlike any other. Both in the subjects our students pursue and in the ways we equip them with real-world knowledge and skills, this is a special place.

I think there are three things that clearly define the essence of SUNY Cobleskill’s unique character. These are our Vision, our Mission and our Values.

In the pages that follow, you will see how these three invaluable and indispensable elements permeate the life of our SUNY Cobleskill community. Our commitment to them is not confined to a white paper or a symposium. We live with and through them every day.

Some of the stories told here are of particularly noteworthy students and teachers. Others offer a look at some of the courses and curricula that distinguish us from other institutions. Still others make clear our full embrace of diversity, equity and inclusion.

I’m confident that as you read through the topics presented here, you will quickly see and appreciate the many ways in which SUNY Cobleskill “walks the walk” with respect to our Vision, Mission and Values. Our dedication to their application and actualization in the life of our entire campus community is, in my view, one of the characteristics that make this College so different and so rare.

If you already know Coby from personal experience, I’m confident the stories here will resonate with you. If, on the other hand, you are not yet acquainted with our College, this magazine should serve as a very stimulating introduction.

When all is said and done, we are our Vision, Mission and Values. They are the keys to understanding fully the exceptional College that has been, is, and will long continue to be SUNY Cobleskill.


Marion A. Terenzio, PhD
SUNY Cobleskill President

Our Vision

Back to School – Our adult learners bring new energy to campus

Getting an Early Start – Ag-PTECH rewards exemplary High School students

Student Veterans – Bringing a unique and worldly perspective

The Shock of the New

Our Mission

Honoring Excellence

Swimmer practicing his stroke in the pool

New Inductees Enter Athletic Hall of Fame

Coby Quest – Helping to Create Leaders for Life

Cultivating Sustainability – Success Starts at Home

Crossing Lines

Victorious – Our Scholar Athletes and Their Award-Winning Ways

Working for a Healthier World

Capital Ideas

graduates on the march for commencement

Opening Doors to Graduate School

Daily Contributions are Made in Our Labs

Our Values

A Most Rewarding Thing to Do

Institute for Rural Vitality – Look Around, the Opportunities are Everywhere

One Community