Plattsburgh Steven Frederick didn’t know what he had coming one day at Clinton Community College one day.
The Clinton Community College fund-raising machine who has become a staple at the historic campus on top of Bluff Point, as well as across the North Country was even taken off guard. Of course, anyone who knows the steadfast administrator knows it doesn’t take him long to gather the wind back in his sails.
It is his consistent and progressive efforts at the State University of New York school that recently earned him the title of Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
This is a promotion from his previous role as Associate Vice President.
“This title change was long overdue.” Clinton Community College President John Jablonski said. “Steve has been a fixture on this campus for the past decade and has proven that he deserves this promotion.”
Frederick joined Clinton Community College in 2002 as Dean of Development and Alumni Affairs.
He oversaw the school’s Foundation and Fundraising as well as the CCC Alumni Association.
Under his new title as Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Frederick continues to oversee those departments as well as public relations, marketing and government relations.
“The news came as a surprise,” Frederick said. “I didn’t know this was in the works, but I couldn’t be happier.”
Frederick has been traveling throughout the North Country and beyond for the Clearly Clinton capital campaign, which officially launched in January. This is the Foundation’s five-year, $7.5 million dollar fundraising effort to help build a 21st Century Learning Commons on campus.
The project is estimated to cost roughly $15 million, with SUNY matching the $7.5 million the Clearly Clinton campaign raises.
Frederick and his team have raised more than $1 million dollars during the campaign’s first year.
Highlights from the first year include two record donations totaling $500,000.