SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Canton colleagues discuss shared services
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 2:37 pm

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Canton recently hosted colleagues from SUNY campuses across northern New York for "Harnessing Systemness: Regional Discussions on Efficiency and Excellence."

SUNY Vice Chancellor for Financial Services Brian Hutzley spoke about the shared services between SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam.

"By sharing services with other campuses in the region, every SUNY college and university in New York has put itself in a better position to do more for its students," said Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher.

The discussion included campus-specific examples, as well as breakout sessions covering strategic areas, so peers from an array of institutions can discuss ideas to successfully share services.

The conference was in SUNY Potsdam’s Barrington Student Union multi-purpose room from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Kellas Hall from 1 to 4 p.m.

The immediate goal of SUNY's shared services initiative is to create savings that can be reinvested. To date SUNY claims more than $20 million in redirected savings, including new faculty hires, financial aid programs, scholarships, tutoring and academic advisement.