New SUNY Cobleskill Institute Eyes ‘Rural Vitality’
From The Daily Gazette — The State University of New York in Cobleskill is looking to become a “lifeline and partner” to the area’s rural community with the establishment of a new Institute for Rural Vitality.
Serving as a clearinghouse for existing programs and partnerships, and a force for establishing new ones, the institute aims to be a home for economic development efforts in Schoharie County while also providing improved education and research opportunities for students and professors.
When SUNY Cobleskill President Marion Terenzio started her tenure more than a year ago, she said she was focused on leveraging the school’s resources and expertise to help encourage economic development efforts throughout the county. But the need for the school to play that role was even greater than she expected.