Aerial view of campus

About Sullivan

About Sullivan

Welcome to SUNY Sullivan, a comprehensive community college in the SUNY (State University of New York) system. We’re committed to helping you prepare for the future whether you’re getting your first job, transferring to a four-year college or university or enhancing your personal and professional skills.      

Welcome from the President

Dr. Karin Hilgersom, president of SUNY Sullivan

Another academic year has begun—my third Fall Term with SUNY Sullivan. Everywhere I turn I see great evidence of the value of our college and the value of the Sullivan County community that supports so many transformative learning endeavors.

SUNY Sullivan continues to offer a program mix that includes transfer preparatory degrees in numerous majors and career and technical education degrees designed to meet immediate workforce needs. We are proud of the hundreds of students who have successfully transferred on to earn Baccalaureate and Graduate degrees in many disciplines, including Psychology, Criminal Justice, Business, and Hospitality. We are equally proud of hundreds of Chefs, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Medical Assistants, and Green Building Managers who have begun meaningful careers in the fields of their dreams. There are too many programs to list here, 39 to be precise, with several new programs in the works.

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Our Mission

SUNY Sullivan provides programs and resources that educate, inspire, and empower students and the broader community. Through excellence in teaching and learning, we prepare students for a diverse and interconnected world, and we support positive economic and social change within Sullivan County and beyond. We model sustainable actions and promote socially, environmentally, and economically responsible citizenship through an overarching culture of excellence.

Our Campus

Our rural, 405-acre campus is nestled in the scenic Catskill Mountains less than two hours from New York City and Albany. It features a series of nine interconnected buildings plus the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse. Our campus buildings, including the Seelig Theatre located in the center of the complex, were designed by architectural firm Edward Durell Stone & Associates. Stone was famous for his work on the Museum of Modern Art and Radio City Music Hall in New York City, as well as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., among other public buildings and spaces. The Lazarus I. Levine Residence Hall and the EcoGreen Townhouses, both located just steps from campus, provide housing for nearly 400 students.  

Our Students (as of fall 2014)

There were 1,647 students (930 full-time and 717 part-time) enrolled at the college, representing a demographically diverse group of individuals. In addition, 71 percent of these students are residents of Sullivan County.  

Our Accreditation

SUNY Sullivan is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education located at 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Telephone: (267) 284–5000.

Our curricula are approved by the State University of New York and the New York State Department of Education. All curricula are approved for the training of veterans under the pertinent public laws, and the college is approved by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, a bureau of the US Department of Homeland Security, for the attendance of foreign students. Accrediting and licensing documents can be reviewed online or through the Office of the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

Our business programs are nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs for the offering of its business programs that culminate in the associate of science and associate of applied science degrees.

The Nursing curriculum is accredited by and registered with the New York State Education Department, Bureau of Professional Licensing.

Our Board of Trustees

Russ Heyman, Chair
Lyman Holmes, Vice Chair
Patricia Adams
Phyllis Coombe
Steven Drobysh
Larysa Dyrszka
Paul B. Guenther
Theresa Hamlin
Susan Jaffe
Michael Carcamo, Student Trustee

For more information, access the board of trustees monthly meeting documents.

2015-2016 Proposed Budget

Strategic Plan Approved by Board of Trustees on August 15th 2013

Middle States Documentation

Monitoring Report 9/1/13

Start-Up NY Campus Plan


Our Community

SUNY Sullivan plays a vital role in the community. For information about other county resources, including travel and accommodations, as well as local government and businesses, we encourage you to visit these websites.

Sullivan County Visitors Association
Sullivan County Government
Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce
Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development