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SUNY SULLIVAN BOARD OF TRUSTEES DEACTIVATES FIVE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

SUNY SULLIVAN BOARD OF TRUSTEES DEACTIVATES
FIVE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

 

Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. — In a unanimous action aimed at optimizing resources and improving the quality of education, the Board of Trustees at SUNY Sullivan has voted to deactivate five under-enrolled academic programs. This means that no new students will be admitted to these programs.

 

“Deactivation of programs was due to low enrollment,” said Interim Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Rose Hanofee. “Students currently enrolled will have an opportunity to complete their degrees. Individual courses in these disciplines can still run where there's interest.”

 

The programs selected for deactivation are the Media Arts AS; Theater AA; Environmental Science AS; Liberal Arts & Sciences, AS – Biology Concentration; and Liberal Arts & Sciences, AS – Mathematics Concentration. They were identified initially through a five year data review looking at enrollment, completion, and program costs. This initiative is part of a broader strategic plan to enhance the college’s academic portfolio and ensure long term viability.

 

The deactivation of under-enrolled programs will allow SUNY Sullivan to reallocate resources to more in-demand areas of study, ensuring that students receive the most relevant and high-quality education possible. The college will enhance its focus on programs with higher enrollment and strong employment prospects, including fields such as healthcare and business.

 

SUNY Sullivan will continue to work closely with local industries and community partners to ensure that its academic offerings align with the evolving needs of the job market, providing students with the skills and knowledge required for success in their careers.

 

SUNY Sullivan is the leader of innovative higher education and a catalyst for workforce development throughout the Sullivan Catskills and beyond. Our diverse community cultivates personal growth and professional advancement, preparing students for success in a sustainable and interconnected world. A forward-looking, top-tier community college in New York, SUNY Sullivan offers dozens of degree programs, certificates, and microcredentials for learners at all levels of their educational goals. We value critical inquiry and creativity while supporting our students in a culture of inclusion and respect.

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