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Rich Higgins

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

SUNY Plattsburgh offers students an outstanding undergraduate and graduate educational experience. Plattsburgh's unique, nurturing and supportive environment is a place where students can realize their fullest potential. We are an excellent choice for students looking for a familiar class size and a committed faculty willing to engage him or her in the learning process.

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Photo of Rich Higgins Hometown: Smithtown, NY

Professional/Personal Biography: Professionally, I have always maintained strong working networks with all academic, business, and student service divisions at the college. Members of the Admissions team need to be well aware of all aspects of university life so as to keep you informed about how we do business and to articulate what benefits exist in our programs of study.

At home, my two daughters keep my wife and I very much on the go dealing with everyday life.I am dedicated to the needs of my family and friends.

Favorite SUNY Plattsburgh Activity: I truly enjoy attending each college graduation ceremony! From listening to the graduation speakers and their words of advice to the graduates, to watching the faces of students and their family members as they celebrate the achievement of obtaining their college degree.

Best advice you would give someone entering college: Think about your resume as you begin your studies. Your major, degree and good grades are very important. However, internship experiences, study abroad experiences, athletics and student activities, leadership positions, academic awards, academic minors, and computer skills will illustrate your "range". Plan and anticipate your college experiences and have fun!

Contact Information

Richard J. Higgins
Associate VP for Enrollment Management
Phone: (518) 564-2040
Toll-Free: 1 (888) 673-0012
Fax: (518) 564-2045