Pool of $19 million state Dormitory Authority funding will benefit SUNY Canton
CANTON – A $19 million pool of funding from the state Dormitory Authority will benefit SUNY Canton and two other North Country colleges.
The DASNY-SUNY financing partnership is expected to deliver more than $19 million to the North Country. Approximately $9 million would support initial stages of the $15 million renovation of Macomb Hall at SUNY Plattsburgh.SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran said, “Upgrades to our residence halls have greatly enhanced students’ learning experience on our campus. These renovations also coincide with the expansion of our degree programs, which will allow us to grow to meet both our – and New York State’s - future needs.”
The 191-bed hall will be brought up to current standards, codes and regulations in time for students to move in for the 2018 fall semester. Approximately $10 million would support renovations planned for SUNY Plattsburgh’s Wilson and Whiteface Halls, as well as restoration efforts at SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam.
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher said, “SUNY is happy with the excellent result of this bond sale, which will provide low-cost borrowing for the self-sufficient residence hall program. This will help maintain a safe, convenient, and affordable living environment for our students. We are pleased to, once again, provide this necessary financing in partnership with DASNY.”