june, 25, 2015
On Tuesday, June 30, Dr. Karin Hilgersom, President of SUNY
Sullivan, will host a town hall meeting regarding SUNY Sullivan's
Healthy World Institute at 6 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation
building in Liberty.
There will be a question and answer period following the presentation.
The mission of the Healthy World Institute is to improve people's health, the health of the food and watershed, the health of the land, and the health of the local and regional economy.
According to SUNY Sullivan’s website, the building will house the current Health Sciences programs (Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Assisting) as well as several new programs, including Ultrasound Technology and Nourishment Arts & Sciences. Other plans for the facility include a restaurant to be run in collaboration with second year Culinary Arts students, a community learning kitchen, applied entrepreneurship studies, research labs, community classrooms and a large lobby area with student-friendly seating.
The Healthy World Institute concept has the formal approval of the SUNY Sullivan Board of Trustees; the backing of the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development; and has 50% of the necessary funding ($10.5 million) secured through a SUNY matching capital projects grant.
Liberty residents are encouraged to attend this meeting to learn of the benefits the Healthy World Institute would bring not only to the college, but to the county as well.
The Parks and Recreation building is located at 119 North Main Street.