Community Colleges

Office of Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline

The Office of Community Colleges & the Education Pipeline supports the advancement of SUNY's 30 community colleges and their leadership, including community college presidents, faculty, trustees, key partners, and leaders in business and industry. To ensure that more students graduate from high school and college prepared for the workforce, the Office also strengthens the alignment between K-12 and higher education for all 64 SUNY campuses. 

Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline

With the leadership of Senior Vice Chancellor Johanna Duncan-Poitier, this team has raised over $92 million in private and foundation funds to improve student outcomes, expand college readiness, and increase workforce development opportunities for community colleges and a growing number of state operated campuses.

The Office's major focus areas include: 


The SUNY Community Colleges ensure open access to high quality postsecondary education and contribute significantly to the development of an educated citizenry and skilled workforce. They offer comprehensive learning opportunities ranging from transfer and career degrees to programs customized to serve specific individual, community, business and economic development needs. All share a dedication to instruction and services that nurtures the academic and personal achievement of individuals with diverse backgrounds and aspirations.


The SUNY Community Colleges, individually and as a system, are leaders in higher education in New York State and in the nation. They are highly effective in responding to the educational needs of all people and the local, regional, state and global communities to which they belong. Innovative and flexible learning options, strategies and technologies characterize their array of constantly evolving programs and services in general education, workforce training, community service and economic development.