Regional Board of Trustees

SUNY Corning Community College receives its authority from the State University of New York (SUNY) and is governed by fourteen trustees.

Seven trustees are appointed by its supporting counties—Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben. Six are appointed by the Governor of New York State, and one is elected by the students. All trustees are residents of the College region and serve seven-year terms, except the student trustee who serves a one-year term. Their terms of service vary in length, and they can be reappointed for extended terms.

Regional Board of Trustees Statement on Social Justice

As the governing body of an institution dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion, the Regional Board of Trustees of SUNY Corning Community College reaffirms the College’s mission to provide access to a high-quality education for all individuals in a safe and open environment. Accordingly, in light of recent events that serve a painful reminder of the role that systemic racism plays in our country, the College is strongly committed to standing up for the oppressed and the marginalized and to constantly improving our practices, policies and programs so that they are deeply rooted in guiding principles of social justice and reform. Recognizing the gravity of the situation, the Regional Board of Trustees supports the President’s recently announced actions:
· Create town hall sessions and educational series on social justice, anti-racism, and equity for all students, faculty and staff at our college
· Enhance cultural competency training for all who lead our institution and deliver our courses, programs, and services
· Evaluate data to address disproportionate outcomes and identify issues of inequity and disparate treatment.


The Board is scheduled to meet at the Health Education Center, 132 Denison Parkway East, Corning, New York. Committee and Board meetings start at 5:30 pm. Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, some meetings may be held remotely. This will be announced on the public website as well as on MyCCC, and the meeting will be available to the public through streaming or recording. 

Week of Committee Meetings  Board Meetings
October 11, 2021 October 21, 2021
August 23, 2021 September 2, 2021
June 7, 2021 June 17, 2021
April 19, 2021

April 29, 2021

March 1, 2021 March 11, 2021
January 11, 2021 January 21, 2021
November 16, 2020 December 3, 2020
September 29, 2020 October 8, 2020
July 20, 2020 July 30, 2020
June 8, 2020 June 18, 2020
April 20, 2020 April 30, 2020
March 2, 2020 
March 12, 2020
January 13, 2020 January 21, 2020

Current Trustees
Name Appointed County Term Expiration
Nancy M. Wightman, Chair  County Steuben 2020 
Michael J. Wayne, Vice-chair County Chemung 2022
Heather Reynolds, Treasurer Governor Steuben 2023 
Ronald E. Allison County Chemung 2026
Carl H. Blowers County Schuyler 2022
Judy McKinney Cherry Governor Schuyler 2023
Polly M. Chu County Steuben 2026
Nykole L. Parks Governor Chemung 2023
Alan S. Winston County Chemung 2025
Shania Austin Student Association, Government Assembly   2022