Officials of SUNY Adirondack and Paul Smith’s
College signed a dual admissions agreement on
Aug. 5 that will make it easier for area students
to seek bachelor’s degrees in hospitality and
recreation studies, officials said.
The new agreement was signed by SUNY
Adirondack President Dr. Kristine Duffy and Paul
Smith’s College President Dr. John Mills during a
special reception at SUNY Adirondack’s Culinary
Arts Center in Queensbury.
Under the new arrangement, students accepted
to SUNY Adirondack would be automatically
eligible to complete bachelor of science degrees
through Paul Smith’s in either hotel, resort and
tourism management or recreation, adventure
education and leisure management.
“Developing partnerships like this makes all
of our communities stronger,” said Dr. Duffy to a
large group made up of college officials, members
of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and local business members.
Officials said the partnership will bolster SUNY
Adirondack’s growing hospitality and adventure
sports programs, which have offered both professional
certificates and two-year degrees in
Another key feature of the dual admission
option is that students who could not initially
afford tuition to Paul Smith’s can complete the
first half of a degree at a reduced cost through
SUNY Adirondack. Students can complete their
degree of choice in as little as two-and-a-half
years through the Accelerated Career Education
“The goal is what we all want: more students
from this area to be qualified to enter the regional
workforce,” said Dr. Mills.
SUNY Adirondack serves students via its credit
and Continuing Education programs. It has locations
in Queensbury, Wilton and online.