SUNY Cobleskill sets the standard for applied education that extends theory into practice. We cultivate our students to positively affect the cultural, economic, natural and technological forces in their lives.

In pursuit of our mission we strive to honor our history, teach by doing, forge pathways for success, think globally and across disciplines, cultivate sustainability, embrace and support our community, and promote personal growth.


At a Glance

Founded: 1911
First Class: 1916
Setting: Rural
Size: 902 Acres
Buildings: 75
Degrees: 57
Bachelor: 26
Associate: 31
Faculty: 105
Staff: 323
Adjuncts: 31
Academic calendar: Semester
Schools: 2
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Business and Liberal Arts & Sciences
Student/Faculty ratio: 17:1
Average Class Size: 18
Nickname: Fighting Tigers
Affiliation: NCAA Division III
Conference: North Eastern Athletic
Intercollegiate teams: 21
Mens: 10
Womens: 11

2017-18 Enrollment Statistics

Fall 2017 Enrollment: 2,287
(+11 non-matriculated)
Degrees Awarded: 687

In-State Geographic Origin

    States Represented: 16
    Foreign Countries Represented: 8

    In-State Tuition: $6,670
    Fees: $1,469
    Room and Board: $13,182

    Out-of-State Tuition (Bachelor Degree): $16,320
    Fees: $1,469
    Room and Board: $13,182



    The figures below represent SUNY Cobleskill’s financial picture during the 2016-2017 fiscal year,
    the most recent data available through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Financial Survey.

    All-Funds Expenditures 2016-2017: $77,577,711


        Capital Projects

        Capital Outlay, July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 : $21,923,500


        Completed Projects

        Energy Savings Projects – Combined Heat & Power
        Renovation of Vroman Student Lounges
        Bathroom Upgrades in Pearson Hall
        Renovation of Bouck Gym and Lobby
        Beef Cattle Barn Upgraded
        New Fermentation Science Laboratory
        Upgraded Switchgear at Campus Main Substation
        New Dairy Processing Facility
        Renovation & Addition to the Carriage House
        HVAC Upgrades and Security in Old Gym

        Ongoing Projects

        Upgrades to Mechanical & Plumbing Systems in Prentice Hall
        Renovation of Bouck Theater
        Upgrades to Electrical Distribution System


        College Advancement

        • Faculty and staff charitable giving exceeded $50,000.
        • The Foundation’s two major fundraising events, the Culinary Extravaganza and Annual Foundation Golf Tournament, raised more than $70,000 in support of various campus initiatives and departments.
        • A new Vice President for Advancement position has been created to help move our Strategic Plan forward.

        SUNY Cobleskill Foundation

        The SUNY Cobleskill College Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation established in 1969 to develop additional resources to enable the college to provide quality educational experiences for its students.

        Scholarship funds constitute the largest single use of the assets of the Foundation:

        • Annual Scholarships
        • Honors Scholarships
        • Awards based on financial need and academic merit

        Also supported by Foundation resources:

        • College-wide major gift fundraising and asset management
        • Emergency student loans
        • Special projects for professional staff development
        • Support for unique academic enrichment programs
        • Enhancement of the community’s awareness of the College and its services

        The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors representing many diverse constituencies. Men and women from all professions, business, industry, civic and social organizations, and college alumni serve without compensation to assist the college in its mission to provide the highest quality of academic service.



        President – Timothy Purcell ’93
        Vice President – Regina Ryan
        Treasurer – Michele Holliday ’94
        Secretary – John Brust

        Faculty Representative

        Mary Rooney

        Student Representative

        Cassidy Adams ’18

        Alumni Association Representatives

        Emiley Purvis ’03
        Geoffrey Rightmyer ’95


        Ryan Brooks
        Joanne Darcy Crum ‘75
        Judith St. Leger ‘85, DVM
        Richard Norton
        Widjiono Yono Purnomo
        Garth Roberts
        Michael Ty ‘73
        Donna Williams
        Bruce Wright


        Wendy Gilman – Executive Director, College Foundation
        John Zacharek – Vice President for Development
        Marie Gerhardt – Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
        Barbara Moore ’85 – Alumni Relations Coordinator
        Brian T. Marhaver – Executive Director, Cobleskill Auxiliary Services
        Marion A. Terenzio, PhD – College President


        Financial Summary

        Based on a draft of the audited financial statements of the Foundation for the year July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018


        Cash and Investments   $8,814,136
        Other Assets   $105,217
        Total Assets   $8,919,354
        Liabilities   ($840,399)
        Net Assets   $8,078,954

        Contributions and Other Revenue   $3,319,504
        Distributions   ($877,923)
        Change in Net Assets   $2,441,580




        • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
        • All academic programs registered by the Education Department of the State University of New York
        • SUNY Cobleskill is approved for awarding of the following degrees:
          – Associate of Arts (A.A.)
          – Associate of Science (A.S.)
          – Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
          – Associate of Occupational Studies (A.O.S.)
          – Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
          – Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
          – Bachelor of Technology (B.T.)
          – Certificate Programs (1-2 years)

        Cabinet Members


        Marion A. Terenzio, PhD

        Wendy C. Gilman
        Vice President for Business and Finance
        Executive Director of College Foundation

        Anne Hopkins Gross
        Vice President for Student Development

        Amy K. Healy
        Chief of Staff

        Bonnie G. Martin
        Vice President for Operations

        John J. Zacharek
        Vice President for Development

        Susan J. Zimmermann
        Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


        Cabinet Associates

        James S. Feldman
        Director of Communications and Marketing

        S. Scott Ferguson
        Chief Diversity Officer

        Tara L. Winter
        Chief Strategic Planning and
        Institutional Effectiveness Officer



        Jeffrey M. Anderson
        Dean, School of Business and Liberal Arts & Sciences

        Timothy W. Moore
        Dean, School of Agriculture and Natural Resources

        Elizabeth D. Orgeron
        Dean of Library


        College Council


        Dr. Olive P. Scott, Chair
        Linda K. Cross
        Barbara E. DiCocco
        Cheyanne Matulewich (Student Representative )
        Phil King

        Anne C. Myers
        Tracy E. Purcell
        Susan Rightmyer
        Richard J. Shultes
        Eric H. Stein


        Alumni Association

        The Alumni Association’s purpose is to promote and cultivate communication and fellowship among the
        Alumni of the College, maintain and foster the loyalty of its Alumni to the College – while assisting
        and promoting the interests of the College generally.



        President – Vickie Church ’75
        Vice President – Pierce Randall ’15
        Secretary – Mark Finney ’84
        Treasurer – Jennifer Regelski-Rotman ’97


        Martin Pietroforte ’79
        Jennifer Walrath ’97
        Melissa Struckle ’07


        Wendy Gilman – Executive Director, College Foundation
        John Zacharek – Vice President for Development
        Marie Gerhardt – Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
        Barbara Moore ’85 – Alumni Relations Coordinator
        Marion A. Terenzio, PhD – College President


        Ray Villeneuve ’79
        Brett Luce ’89
        Sarah Collins ’91
        Geoffrey Rightmyer ’95
        Emiley Purvis ’03
        Ronald Zega Jr. ’04
        Nick Testa ’06

        Student Representatives

        Collin Mulcahy ’19
        Casey Timmins ’18