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The Cayuga Community College Board of Trustees has announced the selection of its new president. Brian M. Durant will be the ninth president in the college’s history. Durant will take over for Dr. Gregory T. DeCinque who has served as Interim President since December 2013.

Brian Durant most recently served as Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at SUNY Adirondack. He previously served as Dean for Student Affairs at SUNY Adirondack before being promoted. He completed his doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University, earned a Master of Science in Education from The College of Saint Rose in Albany and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Read the President’s Message

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Cayuga Faculty


Approximately 51 full-time and 177 part-time instructors make up the Cayuga faculty. Cayuga instructors hold advanced degrees from universities across the country, and bring a broad range of professional experience from the academic world and beyond. The hallmark of the faculty is dedication to students. In student opinion surveys, Cayuga instructors consistently earn positive reviews for their competence and commitment. Members of the Cayuga faculty have earned dozens of awards and citations for educational excellence, including several SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.


The College is governed by a ten-member Board of Trustees. The Governor appoints four trustees for seven-year terms; five are appointed by the Cayuga County Legislature for seven-year terms; a student trustee is elected annually and serves for one year.

Board Meeting Schedule

Board meetings are normally held on the third Thursday of the month in the Business Industry Center, James T. Walsh Regional Economic Center.

The May meeting is held at the Fulton campus.