September 4, 2014 – College Towns: Boston, Berkeley…Binghamton? Kevin Drumm

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Kevin E. Drumm, President, SUNY Broome Community College

Dr. Drumm became the seventh president of SUNY Broome in February of 2010, after serving six years as president of the Northern Wyoming Community College District. His challenges were to settle a long history of strained labor relations, upgrade an aging physical plant for one of the oldest community colleges in New York State, and guide the college through a 20% cut in state funding which remains a challenge to this day. He hails from a small Western Massachusetts mill town not far from Albany, which is surrounded by not only renowned college towns but also elite private academies.

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Boston, Berkeley…Binghamton?


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Binghamton University Downtown Center

Speaker – Kevin Drumm (SUNY Broome)
Attendees – Kay Adams (SCORE), James Baumgartner (retired), Peggy Benz (retired), Mark Bowers (NYS Dept. of Transportation), Steve Campbell (Morgan Stanley), Thomas Costello (City of Binghamton), Stephen Day (Global Alliance of Greater Binghamton and Southern Tier, NY), Brenda O’Ryan (Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce), Darcy Fauci (Binghamton University), Donna Fish (Independent Consultant), Howard Garrity (US SBA), John Gutenberger (Cornell), John Hayek (STOC Board of Directors), Janet Hertzog (SUNY Broome), Ken Kamlet (Hinman, Howard & Kattell), Clifford Kern (Binghamton University), Michael Marinaccio (Town of Dickinson), Todd McCarthy (Oddman Creative), Elaine Miller (Broome County Planning), Roni O’Geen (Binghamton University), Cyndi Paddick (BMTS), Carolyn Price (Town of Windsor), Liz Rickard (CORE), Bill Ritter (SCORE), Jeff Smith (Endwell Rotary), Timothy Smith (TDS Performance Improvement), Jesan Sorrells (Human Services Consulting and Training), Stephen Straight (Binghamton University), Mary Sze-Tu (Social Worker), Maureen Wilson (Pyramid Brokerage Company), Bonnie Palmer (ESDC), Adam Flint (Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition), Zoraya Cruz-Bonilla (Binghamton University), Bob Stezzi (Stezzie Training & Consulting), Alton Roney (E-Step Consulting, Inc.), George Akel (SUNY Broome), Elizabeth Rickard (CORE),Sara Tracy (Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin), Cherrie Navarro (DoubleTree by Hilton), Bobbie Nabinger (MonaVie), Alex Liu (Binghamton University)


  • T. Kowalik welcomed members and participants and provided an overview about SUNY BEST. He reminded everyone that this session was being recorded and a link to the recording would be placed on the SUNY BEST website.
  • Attendees introduced themselves.
  • Speaker Kevin Drumm kicked off this fall’s presentation series with a discussion on expanding higher education institutions and how they are shaping and redefining Greater Binghamton and Broome County.
  • Extended Q&A session followed by conversation among attendees.