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.
CCC’s Board of Trustees awarded Frederick his new title change at the monthly Board Meeting.
“We are so happy to have Steve on our team,” Jablonski said. “The title change doesn't have any budget impact, but it does recognize Steve's outstanding leadership at Clinton Community College and in the community.”
Frederick also belongs to the Plattsburgh Noon Rotary Club, serving as president in 2008-09. HE is past president and treasurer of JCEO, former board member of the Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce, SUNYCUAD, Adirondack Planned Giving Society, Clinton County Fair, and Plattsburgh State Alumni Association.
He lives in West Chazy with his wife and three children.
“I have seen many positive changes on this campus over the past 10 years and I predict the next 10 years will be just as transformational.”