Message from President Terenzio

President Marion Terenzio

The direction of our College, and its role within the context of an advancing world, are of the utmost importance at SUNY Cobleskill. In the framework of this issue, our role is clear. While SUNY Cobleskill is a great many things, we are, and are continuing to emerge, as “the food campus.”

SUNY Cobleskill has historically undertaken the challenge of innovating how we feed the world. Through the insights we’ve gathered in more than 100 years, and our ongoing pursuits, we continue to confront this challenge. In our business programs, to our technology programs, to our programs in the sciences and many more, we do so with a vigor and creative energy that compel us to strive for interdisciplinary excellence.

Our vision – to grow, sustain, and renew our world and its citizens – is our guide. Our ability to evolve keeps us on a forward track. SUNY Cobleskill is growing and evolving not only because of its programs, but through its programs. One of the subjects around which our far-reaching areas of study meet is featured in this magazine: food.

For SUNY Cobleskill to warrant a title such as “the food campus,” it is important our pursuits impact all levels of the food system. I suspect the scholar practitioners comprising our community will impress upon you the progress we are making not only encompasses that entire system, but also invigorates and sustains it.

At SUNY Cobleskill, our accomplished past meets a dynamic present to ensure a healthy future. Here, we do it Cobleskill style.



Marion A. Terenzio, PhD
SUNY Cobleskill President

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