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Meet the President

I am delighted to welcome you to Finger Lakes Community College.  I encourage you to take the time to explore our web site. You will discover that our exciting educational resources, our supportive faculty and staff, and the tremendous natural beauty of our campus make FLCC the "right place to start" for you.

What makes the FLCC student experience different from what you may find at other colleges you are considering? 

  • Our small classes offer exceptional opportunities for faculty-student interaction. FLCC faculty members know your name and genuinely care about your success.
  • Our campus in scenic Canandaigua is nestled in the heart of the spectacular Finger Lakes region of New York State. Visit the arboretum, greenhouse, outdoor classrooms, nature trails and fish hatchery located right on campus.
  • Students at FLCC enjoy the full college experience. Brand new suite-style residence halls offer the privacy of single rooms, along with amenities such as a fitness center and computer lab within the halls. Our residence life programming focuses on student development and personal growth.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of internships and field experiences, all designed to build employment skills and help you find a job upon graduation.
  • If you are planning to transfer after graduating from FLCC, our academic advisors are ready to help make your transition seamless. Our graduates report that their rigorous FLCC academic experience prepared them well for study at the bachelor’s degree level.
  • Check out opportunities to study online, in the evenings, on weekends, in accelerated formats, and at our convenient campus centers in Geneva and Wayne county – all options that are designed to meet the needs of busy, working adults like you.
  • In a recent survey conducted by the State University of New York, FLCC students ranked their college first among all New York State Community Colleges for quality of instruction, students' enjoyment of classes, and faculty preparedness.

Finger Lakes Community College offers you a unique opportunity to learn in a comfortable, supportive environment.  I invite you to join the FLCC community and discover for yourself why this college is truly the right place to start. Welcome!

With my best wishes for your success,

Barbara Risser
President