SUNY Adirondack
Former names
Adirondack Community College[1]
TypePublic community college
Established1961; 63 years ago (1961)
Parent institution
State University of New York
PresidentKristine D. Duffy
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States

43°21′11″N 73°39′12″W / 43.353056°N 73.653333°W / 43.353056; -73.653333
114 acres (0.46 km2)
ColorsYellow, Green, and White
Sporting affiliations
National Junior College Athletic Association, Region III, Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference
MascotEddie Rondack

SUNY Adirondack is a public community college in Queensbury, New York. It serves residents in Warren, Washington and northern Saratoga counties in New York State with over 30 academic programs of study. It was founded in 1961 as Adirondack Community College (ACC). Bachelor's and master's degree programs became available with the opening of the SUNY at Plattsburgh Queensbury Branch on the SUNY Adirondack campus. It adopted its present name on March 1, 2010.[1][4]


This school was founded in 1961 as Adirondack Community College. Willis F Watson was appointed to be the head of the vocation program for the college.

In 1983, the Adirondack Community College Foundation was established to provide student scholarships.[5]

The college is now branded as SUNY Adirondack.


Office and service buildings

Warren Hall houses the business office, the financial aid office, payroll, office of the registrar, Barbara Green, the Interim Dean of Student affairs, the admissions office, and the office of accessibility services which provides assistance to students with disabilities.

Student Center houses the school bookstore, a cafeteria, a student lounge with big-screen TV, a pool table[citation needed], and a number of couches, chairs, and tables for students to relax or sleep. It also houses the Student Engagement & Diversity Initiative office, which is home to the SUNY Adirondack Student Senate as well as the College Activity Board.

Classroom buildings

Eisenhart Hall is the oldest classroom building on campus. A major renovation was completed in April 2006, including a new geothermal heating system, as it used to have poor climate control. It now also houses a SUNY Plattsburgh lecture hall. Primarily business classes are taught in this building: Accounting, Marketing, Management, Hospitality, Conventions and Events Planning, QuickBooks, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, social science classes are taught in this building: psychology, sociology, history, and political science, though other classes are taught here as well.

Washington Hall is next to Eisenhart Hall and is home to nursing labs, the radio station (WGFR), the television studio (for instructional use), a video editing lab, photography labs and darkroom, and a Mac lab for graphic design/media arts students.

Dearlove Hall houses the Visual Arts Gallery, art studios, math lab, English and mathematics classrooms. The 3rd floor contains computer networking (Cisco Academy), IT:End User Support classrooms and tech. The offices of most English and Math professors are located in the basement of this hall. Art, language arts, and mathematics courses are primarily taught in this building. There is also an art gallery and a small lecture hall.

Scoville Building houses a small café, the library, the computer center, a computer lab, and the computer classrooms. There are only a few non-computer classrooms here, which mainly provide room for overflow from Eisenhart Hall. The top floor houses the Office of the President (Kristine Duffy, Ed. D). The library contains more than 63,000 books, including over 5,000 reference books, and subscribes to over 340 journals and other periodicals.

Adirondack Hall is an academic building that contains all science labs, a performance auditorium, and several music classrooms. Music lessons for 17 instruments and private voice are available for credit to all students, regardless of major.

The Regional Higher Education Center houses the extension centers of SUNY Plattsburgh, Empire State and Paul Smith's College. It also contains several classrooms.


New student housing was furnished in the Fall of 2013.

Student life

The Student Senate and the College Activity Board (CAB) provide a variety of activities and events including monthly movies.

Additionally, there are a number of clubs representing a variety of interests. Students can join:[6]


SUNY Adirondack is a member of the NJCAA Region 3 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference and requires students be enrolled full-time and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. The following are inter-collegiate, competitive teams:

Notable former faculty members


  1. ^ a b "SUNY Adirondack brand launches new era for local higher education". Campus News And Events. Queensbury, New York: Adirondack Community College. 2010-02-27. Archived from the original on 2010-05-03. Retrieved 2010-04-12.
  2. ^ a b "Fast Facts". About ACC. Queensbury, New York: Adirondack Community College. 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-03-10. Retrieved 2010-04-12.
  3. ^ "SUNY Fast Facts". State University of New York (SUNY).
  4. ^ "President's Welcome". SUNY Adirondack. Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
  5. ^ "ACC Foundation". SUNY Adirondack. Archived from the original on 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
  6. ^ "Clubs and Organizations | SUNY Adirondack". Archived from the original on 2011-05-16.
  7. ^ "Adirondack Community College Home Page". 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2008-09-01.