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, with 64 college and university campuses located within 30 miles of every home, school, and business in the state. As of Fall 2018, more than 424,000 students were enrolled in a degree program at a SUNY campus. In total, SUNY served 1.4 million students in credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs in the 2017-18 academic year. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Its students and faculty make significant contributions to research and discovery, contributing to a $1.6 billion research portfolio. There are 3 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 opportunity, visit

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