The college’s Division of Extended Learning completed spring semester classes and other activities at its leased building in Phoenix, N.Y., then shifted people and programs to the college’s main campus and the branch campus in Syracuse earlier this summer.
CiTi—the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation, formerly known as Oswego County BOCES—is taking over the building’s 7,500 square feet of space. The college had leased the building, located in the Oswego County Industrial Park along State Route 481, from Operation Oswego County since 1994.
“We have enjoyed many years serving the area from our location in Phoenix,” said Jill Bettinger Pippin ’95, dean of the Division of Extended Learning. “We will focus on creating a vibrant college community for students at SUNY Oswego’s Metro Center branch campus in Syracuse, offering full undergraduate completion degrees, graduate programs and student services, and extending our community connections there.”
Testing services for state teacher certification, CLEP (College Level Examination Program) and other types of exams will move to a new testing center on the main campus, where students are also able to take proctored exams. Testing and proctoring that already occur at SUNY Oswego Metro Center will continue there.
“It’s beneficial for the communities we serve and favorable for CiTi, which will be able to offer additional programming from the Phoenix location,” Pippin said. “It’s a win for SUNY Oswego, in that we will continue to offer educational opportunities to Oswego County citizens at our main campus and to a wider audience at our branch campus in Syracuse.”