SUNY Board Appoints Dr. Martha Asselin as Acting President of Schenectady County Community College

January 14, 2014

Albany — The State University of New York Board of Trustees today approved the appointment of Dr. Martha Asselin as acting president of Schenectady County Community College (SCCC), at an annual salary of $155,000, effective March 5, 2014, as previously approved by the SCCC Board of Trustees.

“As a long-time member of the Schenectady County Community College family and a higher education professional for decades, Dr. Asselin is an ideal candidate to lead the campus while the search for a permanent president continues,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher.

About Dr. Martha Asselin
Dr. Martha Asselin has been employed at Schenectady County Community College since 1990 and has more than 30 years of professional experience in higher education. Dr. Asselin has had a diverse career with progressive increases in position and level of responsibilities. Dr. Asselin began her employment at Schenectady County Community College as director of student activities, and has served as coordinator for student development services, associate dean for student services, dean of student affairs, and her current position of vice president of student affairs.

Dr. Asselin has been the recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service (1994) and she is a graduate of the State University of New York's Executive Leadership Institute and Training (2012). In addition, Dr. Asselin is active in her profession through professional affiliations and memberships, her campus through committee memberships and activities, and her community through her board work.

Dr. Asselin received her Doctorate and Masters degrees from the University at Albany, and her Bachelor's of Science degree from SUNY Oswego.

Her appointment is effective for 12 months or until the Board of Trustees appoints a successor.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, a law school, the country’s oldest school of maritime, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.4 million students amongst its entire portfolio of credit- and non-credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide are nearly $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2023, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunities, visit

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