Pictured are: Dr. Rasoul Rezvanian, Associate Dean in the School of Business at Ithaca College; Dr. La Jerne Terry Cornish, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Ithaca College; Dr. Michael Roggow, Dean of the Division of Business, Criminal Justice and Law at SUNY Schenectady: and Dr. Penny Haynes, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs/Provost at SUNY Schenectady.
Officials from SUNY Schenectady and Ithaca College (IC) signed an agreement today providing graduates of SUNY Schenectady’s associate’s degree program in Business Administration the opportunity to transfer to Ithaca College and enter its bachelor’s degree programs in Business Administration or Accounting with junior standing. Under the new agreement, graduates of SUNY Schenectady will be able to transfer their credits seamlessly to Ithaca College as they pursue their bachelor’s degrees.
Dr. Steady Moono, President of SUNY Schenectady, explained that the new agreement provides a clear pathway for graduates to achieve their goal of earning a bachelor’s degree.
“This partnership with Ithaca College is a great example of our two institutions working together so that our graduates can have their credits easily transfer as they pursue their bachelor’s degrees,” Dr. Moono said. “We are very pleased to offer this new avenue for our students.”
“This partnership provides access to those students who may have otherwise not considered a degree from Ithaca College as financially viable,” said Sean Reid, Dean of Ithaca College’s School of Business.
Dr. Michael Roggow, Dean of the Division of Business, Criminal Justice and Law at SUNY Schenectady, noted that the agreement is significant because it provides graduates of SUNY Schenectady’s Business Administration program seamless transfer to a four-year private college where students learn progressive skills and gain experiences that will prepare them for competitive careers in business.
“This partnership represents a significant opportunity for graduates of our business program,”
Dr. Roggow said. “Ithaca has a long tradition of providing a quality undergraduate education, and graduates of SUNY Schenectady who transfer there will have access to promising career opportunities.”
IC’s Accounting program has a long history of attracting talented transfer students, according to Marie Blouin, Chair of the department.
“They are likely to start careers in upstate New York,” Blouin said. “By forming this relationship, we’re addressing a need for people who want to work in local communities. We see it as a win-win.”