Canton, NY, Aug 03, 2011 — After several days of media speculation, SUNY's Chancellor announced yesterday that Canton College President Joseph Kennedy will retire at the end of this coming academic year. After that, he will become special advisor to the Chancellor.
SUNY officials say they are looking to save money, and promote collaboration among campuses, but some are seeing this as a step down the road to consolidation of the Canton and Potsdam SUNY campuses.
The loss of Kennedy angered some in the local Canton community, and the town board has voted to fight a possible merger of the two colleges. Julie Grant speaks with Canton Town Supervisor David Button.