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Dr. Steve Mauro’s 2023 Opening Address At Alfred State

August 18, 2023

Alfred State College President Dr. Steve Mauro opened the 2023 fall semester by sharing his appreciation for the work done in the past year and his excitement for the future. He opened his address by sharing the success of the ASC Challenge which has evolved into college’s new strategic plan focusing on attracting new students, strengthening academic and student success, and cultivating a caring community.

He applauded the efforts of the faculty and staff of the college in multiple different initiatives. He announced that the 2023 incoming class is expected to be an estimated 1,500 students, an increase of nearly 300 students compared to last year. He also announced that through the efforts of many the retention rate of students is anticipated to increase by over two percent. “This is an exciting time to be part of Alfred State,” stated Mauro. “We have achieved so much in my brief time here. I look forward to working towards the goals of our new strategic plan and continuing the excellent work being done in and out of our classrooms.”

Before introducing parts of the new strategic plan (, Mauro took time to reflect on three individuals that have been part of the foundation of the college’s success. He honored past president Dr. John Hunter, College Council chair Patricia Fogarty, and First Lady of Alfred Mary Huntington.

During his address, Mauro welcomed new employees to the college, gave updates on facility projects and the budget, and encouraged faculty and staff to continue to build together by using their time, talent, and treasures to help those at Alfred State and within the local community.
The first day of classes for the Fall 2023 semester is August 28.

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