It is with great pleasure that I bring to you my first State of the College Address. It has been a transformative 24 months
at the college and we would not have had the many accomplishments without our dedicated faculty who are the ultimate
stewards of teaching and learning, and our administrators and staff who work earnestly to keep all aspects of the college
running. And most importantly, our students – they are the primary focus of our attention.
We are here because they are here. There is nothing connected with this college more valuable than the people.
The people who work here, the people we serve, and the people in the community who benefit from our graduates.
Westchester Community College continues to be a vital institution for the Hudson Valley Region and beyond in workforce
development and curricular innovation. As SUNY’s first Hispanic Serving Institution, we are now more than ever focused
on inclusive excellence and access. Our award-winning faculty and students cultivate an atmosphere of academic
excellence and rigor.
Our Student Success initiatives, further outlined within the address, have built momentum with the 2016 graduating class
– the largest in the history of the college. Our community is focused on student success as we strategically invest our time
in Building Minds and Building Futures.
This is only the beginning.
Belinda S. Miles
WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
STATE OF THE COLLEGE ADDRESS
BELINDA S. MILES, ED.D., PRESIDENT
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
There is nothing
this college more