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School of Business & Economics Mission & Values


Our mission is to provide our diverse student population with an affordable, internationally recognized and accredited high quality business education, emphasizing skills for successful careers in the global economy, complemented by experiential learning and exceptional mentoring, and serving as an intellectual resource for the Quebec/New York Corridor and the global community.

Statement of Core Values…No Empty Promises!

Our core values are the foundation on which we build a strong commitment to our mission. Our actions and interactions with one another and our students are guided by the following core values:

  • Global awareness and diversity — We are committed to a global educational experience that values diversity and promotes an international perspective among our students

  • Community engagement — We are committed to maintaining close relationships with the local business, government and non-profit community to be good stewards and benefit our students.

  • Collaboration and teamwork — We are guided by a culture of respect for our colleagues and our students. We are strongly supportive of each other, and our actions are guided by an underlying belief in the value of collaboration. We believe that teamwork and the development of interpersonal skills are essential components of the educational experience.

  • Academic excellence — We strive for excellence in teaching effectiveness and scholarship. We believe an emphasis on applied learning empowers our students, fostering skills in technological competence necessary for career advancement and personal success.

  • Culture of entrepreneurship — We cultivate entrepreneurship among our students, seek to forge partnerships with entrepreneurs throughout the region, and reward the entrepreneurial efforts of our faculty.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you have any questions about the School of Business & Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Portrait of Dr. Rowena Ortiz-WaltersDr. Rowena Ortiz-Walters, Dean
Office: Au Sable Hall 331
Phone: (518) 564-3185
Email: [email protected]

SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901