Dr. William P. Mullaney assumed SUNY CCC's presidency on July 1, 2019, with the immediate goal of continuing the steadfast commitment to purpose that has propelled this institution for more than six decades. His belief that community colleges are an integral part of communities everywhere will guide his decisions as he believes the College's role -- to provide access to the type of knowledge and skills that have the power to enhance the quality of life and prepare employees who are on point and ready on day one to meet the workforce needs of the region -- is critical.
Mullaney comes to SUNY CCC from Bergen Community College where he worked with stakeholders to increase the rate of graduation by 7 percent over a three-year period. He collaborated with area high schools to open the College’s first early college programs, which allow students to earn a college degree or significant college credits while still in high school. Mullaney served as member of the Middle States Steering Committee, co-leader of a working group and final editor for the self-study report, which resulted in full accreditation and 48 exemplary commendations. In addition, he worked with the faculty to develop a number of new academic programs, including Paramedic Science, Fashion Design, and Sports Management, and helped to guide the development of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
Mullaney earned his doctorate at Tulane University, a master’s degree from the University of California, San Diego, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. He is a published author and frequently invited to present at conferences across the country. Mullaney’s research interests explore American Literature, with particular foci on John Steinbeck and Harriet Beecher Stowe. He and his wife, Marianne, have three children. In his spare time, Mullaney enjoys reading, watching movies, travelling, and hiking with his family.
Response to the Derek Chauvin Verdict - April 20, 2021
Yesterday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on three counts in the murder of George Floyd last May. Justice prevailed and a process of reform now can become possible.
However, the verdict does not alter the fact that we, as a nation, must continue to endeavor to guarantee equal justice and liberty for all. It is up to every one of us to build our nation that lives up to its ideals.
We must commit more deeply to equity and inclusion, and to listening to one another, valuing every member of our community, recognizing our differences, and embracing one another because of those differences.
Like communities across the world, our College has been saddened and enraged by Mr. Floyd’s murder and by the violence inflicted upon people of color that occurs far too often.
I call upon our entire community to commit ourselves to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. Our actions cannot restore the lives that have been lost, and they cannot ease the grieving families and friends. But, they can become a foundation for healing and for a more equitable future for us all.
I ask everyone to join me as we write the next chapter in America’s story where racism is rejected, equality is upheld, liberty is bestowed and where everyone is welcome, respected and cherished.
Dr. William Mullaney
President, SUNY Corning Community College