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Publisher and
Vice President for
External Relations
Kelly O. Chezum
Director of
and University Editor
Suzanne F. Smith
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and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the American Disabilities Act of 1990, respectively.
Associate Director of
Publications and
University Designer
Renée Holsen
Editorial Contributors
Jonathan Brown
Susan M. Cutler
Michael P. Griffin ’00
JessicaMcPherson ’12
Clarkson is pleased to be a Creative Core Partner, working with other academic, business, government
and community leaders who share a common vision of promoting this region as a place to find economic
opportunity and quality of life.
Number 1
March 2013
Printed in USA
Marketing &
External Relations
Bruce Campbell
Kathryn Deuel
Anton Grassl
Mark Kurtz
Chris Lenney
Ting-Li Wang
Darren McGee
Ashley Waldron
Watertown Daily Times
CLARKSON is published
three times per year
by Clarkson University,
Potsdam, NY 13699:
circulation 38,300.
The President’s Report issue is sent annually to international colleagues in higher education, alumni and other friends of the institution.
A M e s s a g e f r o m T h e P r e s i d e n t
here’s such a great buzz about Clarkson and people are
talking about the great things you're doing here."
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke those
words on February 5 of this year when he visited our campus,
the first stop on a statewide tour to share with the people of
the state his proposed budget and vision for New York’s future.
Addressing the Clarkson community as well as North
Country leaders and public schools students, Gov. Cuomo
emphasized the need to align resources with opportunities
to create an “innovation economy,” one that facilitates the development and transfer of
technology, and provides a fertile environment for the growth of new businesses.
That he chose the North Country in general and Clarkson in particular to launch this
platform is no surprise. It is recognition of what we have always been: an agile institution
that prepares leaders to successfully take on the challenges of the next generation. It is
a validation of all that we have accomplished together over the last decade: the focused
leveraging of our strengths and resources to create new knowledge and new technologies,
new engines for economic growth, and new partnerships and opportunities to educate our
students for the 21
Finally, it reflects an absolute confidence in Clarkson as a technological leader and an
agent of change for our state, our nation and our global society.
That Clarkson is recognized in this way, that our educational programs, students
and faculty are increasingly being singled out for national attention is a result of the
tremendous contributions of the entire Clarkson community: faculty, staff, students,
alumni and friends. This
President’s Report
documents just a few of these contributions.
The word is out.
Clarkson is no longer one of the best-kept secrets in higher education.
Tony Collins
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