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SUNY Joins Governor Cuomo, Other NYS Agencies in Adirondack Challenge

the Team SUNY raft navigating the rapids at the Governor Cuomo Adirondack Challege


Eight SUNY System Administration employees were invited to represent the state’s higher education system in the I LOVE NY Adirondack Challenge Governor’s Invitational Whitewater Race in July. The Saranac Lake area event is positioned to endorse tourism throughout the North Country with a celebration of New York’s beautiful Adirondacks region, culminating in a day of water races, food, music and more.

Navigating 2 1/2 miles for the Team #14 SUNY boat, are from left:

  1. Michael Frame, Director of Federal Relations for SUNY System Administration;
  2. University at Albany Head Baseball Coach Jon Mueller.
  3. Cathy Kaszluga, Vice President for Strategy and Planning at the Research Foundation for SUNY;
  4. Tim Moore, Dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at SUNY Cobleskill;
  5. Joe Storch, Associate Counsel for SUNY System Administration;
  6. Christine Pirri, Executive Director for Human Resources at Schenectady County Community College;

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“The Adirondack Challenge was an exciting event to raise awareness of such an important part of New York State’s economy – tourism, especially in the North Country,” said Michael Frame, Director of Federal Relations for SUNY System Administration. “Before the event, I was unaware of the opportunities to enjoy the Indian Lake area. But after participating in the rafting excursion and enjoying the beauty of the area, I would definitely go back.”

Head over to Governor Cuomo’s official Flickr account for some great photos of the day’s activities!



    Maxwell Morgan

      Written by Maxwell Morgan

      Maxwell was a Coordinator of Digital Engagement for The State University of New York.

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