SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — SUNY Schenectady and the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County announce a new partnership for one of the Chamber’s marquee programs, Executive Access, which provides business executives and senior management leaders a unique and up-close perspective into some of the region’s finest companies, institutions, and hallmarks of tourism.

Through this new partnership, SUNY Schenectady faculty will share their expertise during a firsthand look at the region’s top businesses. Executive Access participants will see how participating businesses operate day-to-day and learn about how the College is preparing the workforce to rise to these demands.

The program is structured to allow regional business and community leaders the opportunity to participate in an on-demand format, a departure from the traditional cohort structure of other leadership programs.

“We’re excited to partner with our friends and colleagues in Southern Saratoga County and provide our support to this program,” said Dr. Steady H. Moono, President of SUNY Schenectady. “It is yet another way our College is active in the area community, supporting workforce development through leadership education.”

“Partnering with SUNY Schenectady for the Executive ACCESS program is a natural synergy,” said Pete Bardunias, President/CEO of the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County. “We know that the College works hard to develop our Capital Region workforce, so helping people grow in their jobs by participating in this behind-the-scenes tour of area businesses will be a natural extension of the programs offered by the College.”

This fall, Executive Access will visit Death Wish Coffee on Sept. 24, Momentive Performance Materials on Oct. 15, and Kitware on Nov. 6. Sessions are limited to 20 participants and typically sell out. Participants will experience a comprehensive insider’s tour, an introduction to company leadership, a networking reception, and a list of all attendees.

“SUNY Schenectady is well known for its academic programs and workforce development offerings,” said Sean Maguire, Vice President for Workforce Development and Community Education at SUNY Schenectady. “We see this partnership as mutually beneficial to everyone involved because it connects the dots to success. We are excited to help with Executive Access, as well as our area businesses overcome some of their challenges through the growth of these networks.”

In addition to being presented by the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County and SUNY Schenectady, Executive Access is sponsored by NBT Bank.

About SUNY Schenectady
Founded in 1969, SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, the largest comprehensive university system in the United States. SUNY Schenectady is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Through transferable degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, strong student support services and a personalized approach to learning, SUNY Schenectady provides students with a regionally-acclaimed education that empowers them to take the next step in their lives. SUNY Schenectady offers degree and certificate programs through the:
•           School of Hotel, Culinary Arts, and Tourism
•           School of Music
•           Division of Business, Criminal Justice, and Law
•           Division of Liberal Arts
•           Division of Math, Science, Technology, and Health

SUNY Schenectady also offers an array of Workforce Development and Community Education services and non-credit courses.  Learn more by visiting:

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