Office of The President
It is my pleasure and honor to welcome you to SUNY Corning Community College. We are so excited that you are here.
Whether you are just starting your college journey or continuing your learning path, you will find people here who care about you and will do everything they can to help you achieve your goals. What makes SUNY CCC such a special place are the faculty and staff who truly embrace our mission: Empower Our Students. Elevate Our Community.
People often say that college is the best time of your life. For that to be true, however, you need to take an active role in making it happen. I encourage you to put yourself out there: join a club, attend an event, run for student government, visit one of your professors during office hours.
Having worked at community colleges in Arizona, New Jersey and New York, I have learned that community college students often live complicated lives. You are often faced with many competing demands on your time, such as school, family and work. CCC has a strong network of support to help you face the challenges that come your way, so please reach out to someone here who can point you in the right direction.
In closing, I want to thank you for choosing Corning Community College. You have many options as you chart your future. We will work hard every day to convince you that you made the right choice.
Dr. William P. Mullaney
Dr. Mullaney's Bio
Dr. William P. Mullaney assumed leadership of SUNY Corning Community College (SUNY CCC) as the College’s 7th president on July 1, 2019. Mullaney holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree from the University of California, San Diego, and a doctorate from Tulane University. He came to SUNY CCC from Bergen Community College, where he worked with stakeholders to increase the graduation rate by seven percent over three years, collaborated with area high schools to open the College's first early college, and facilitated the development of several new academic programs, including fashion design, paramedic science, and sports management. His experience is rooted in the belief that community colleges are integral to access, equity, social justice, and economic development. Student success is a hallmark of Dr. Mullaney’s mindset and the College initiatives he supports and promotes.
At President Mullaney’s first College and community presentations at SUNY CCC, he spoke about how community college work must be seen through a lens of equity. His equity-minded actions have included developing and executing “Building the Baseline for Equity,” the College’s first comprehensive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan launching an Education Opportunity Program with SUNY support, working with the Regional Board of Trustees to revise their measurable standards within an equity framework and leading the task force that produced the College’s new mission, vision, and values statements that embody the College’s commitment to equity.
President Mullaney collaborated with SUNY administrators and county health officials
to design and implement COVID-19 response plans, which resulted in low infection rates
in the College community. He worked with state officials to host a mass vaccination
site (MVS) in the College’s gymnasium, where 30,000 vaccines were administered, and
with county officials to provide a testing center at the College’s Health Education
Center. During this time, he also established the Baron Necessities Food Pantry for
students and community members in partnership with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.
To assist students during this challenging time, the College established a Student
Emergency Fund, implemented the SUNY Laptop Loaner Program, and partnered with Clinical
Associates of the Southern Tier to provide mental health counseling.
In addition to the many pandemic-related accomplishments, President Mullaney’s leadership in strategic planning envisioned the College’s Path to the Future to guide new academic programs and services and resource development and management. He energized the College’s STEAM Innovation Zone by securing funding to transform the planetarium into a Digital Dome Theater; overseeing the development and approval of two new programs, Mechatronics and Digital Design; shepherding completion of a campus energy retrofit in a public-private partnership with Siemens, and ensuring that grant-funded improvements in facilities and equipment were executed.
Advances in health sciences programming include the launch of a Central Service Technician Program as a preliminary step to offering a credit-bearing surgical technology program, partnering with Guthrie Hospital on a Certified Nurse Aide program, and expanding online non-credit program offerings, including Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Clinical Assistant, and Pharmacy Technician.
Stabilization of enrollment has been a critical focus, and President Mullaney has
overseen the development of a comprehensive enrollment-driven marketing plan in conjunction
with a strategic enrollment management plan. Of note is the full implementation of
retention software to aid in early identification and interventions for at-risk students.
The College has also pursued additional concurrent enrollment, resulting in a 14%
increase. Several partnerships with regional businesses have been established to
help life-long learners learn the skills, earn the credentials they need in the workplace,
and advance their careers in fields such as manufacturing and technology.
Dr. Mullaney understands the importance of community presence and partnerships and serves on many local boards, including Corning Hospital, IncubatorWorks, and Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board and Southern Finger Lakes (SoFLX) Workforce Committee and is the SUNY Presidential liaison to the Continuing Education Association of New York. Dr. Mullaney is a strong advocate for the College and gives an annual State of the College address to New York State and federal legislators and tri-county legislators (Steuben, Schuyler, and Chemung Legislatures).
Dr. Mullaney and his wife Marianne live in Corning and have three children, Nathan, Katie, and Julianna.