Dr. Marion A. Terenzio was inaugurated today, April 8, as SUNY Cobleskill’s twelfth president, the first woman to permanently hold that office. She was joined in the Inauguration ceremony by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, elected leaders, and delegates from higher education across the state.
The Inauguration, coming during the College’s Centennial year, marks the beginning of SUNY Cobleskill’s second century.
“On the occasion of this Inauguration, I am fully prepared to lead this institution into our second century with the same vision, fortitude and conviction that was required at our inception,” Dr. Terenzio said. “We at SUNY Cobleskill see opportunity rather than challenges because of the relevance of our vision as premier stewards of sustainability.”
Prior to this appointment, Dr. Terenzio was Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Bloomfield College in New Jersey, and professor at The Sage Colleges in New York, where she also served as Vice President for Campus Life. Under her leadership, Bloomfield College became a nationally recognized minority-serving institution, where she and faculty reimagined the preparation necessary to succeed in college coursework. She has received numerous awards for her work emphasizing the critical role of higher education as a partner and economic driver in communities. Dr. Terenzio has served on national, regional and state association boards, councils and task forces, and presented and published on the effective role of the arts in community well-being and economic revitalization.