SUNY Potsdam to Host St. Lawrence Leadership Institute Networking Reception

POTSDAM, NY (03/23/2017) (readMedia)-- SUNY Potsdam will soon be home to a newly revitalized St. Lawrence Leadership Institute, thanks to a partnership with the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. To celebrate the relaunch of this initiative, the College is hosting a networking reception on Tuesday, March 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sergi's Italian Restaurant Pizzeria & Banquet Hall in Potsdam.

Alumni of the St. Lawrence Leadership Institute, and anyone interested in joining or learning more about the program, are invited to attend. Admission to the reception is free. To register for the event, please visit:

The St. Lawrence Leadership Institute's mission is to provide a venue for those committed to the county's growth and quality of life, where professionals can develop an awareness of the issues facing the county, and dedicate themselves to personal self-discovery and the implementation of leadership skills.

The program will include curriculum developed and taught by experienced SUNY Potsdam faculty, with invited talks and panel discussions featuring community leaders.

In addition to taking advantage of the personal and professional development opportunities presented by SLLI, participants will now also have the option of receiving SUNY Potsdam college credit for some of the coursework in the program as well.

The St. Lawrence Leadership Institute program runs from September to June, with meetings once a month. The revitalized SLLI program will begin this fall. Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis, however the initial deadline is June 1. Applications will be accepted, space permitting, until August 1 for the incoming fall class. Class size is limited to 25 participants. For more information about SLLI admission, please visit:

Additional questions may be directed to SUNY Potsdam's Division of Graduate and Continuing Education, at (315) 267-4722 or

About the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce:

The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce plays a pivotal role in strengthening and maintaining the economic health of St. Lawrence County. The chamber's mission is to cultivate, develop and support Chamber members and other businesses by creating a vibrant business climate that encourages growth and enhances the unique quality of life in St. Lawrence County. For more information, visit

About SUNY Potsdam:

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges-and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit