Dr. Barbara Canfield Joins SUNY Corning Community College as Its New Provost


(Photo: Former Interim Provost Fred Herbst and Provost Dr. Barbara Canfield. Photo by Jeff Macharyas)

SUNY Corning Community College, in Corning, New York, is proud to announce that Dr. Barbara Canfield has joined the College as its new Provost, effective July 1, 2021. She assumes the position previously held by Interim Provost, Fred Herbst, who will remain at the College and return to the faculty, where he teaches ceramics and the arts.

Dr. Canfield comes to Corning from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), in Annandale, Virginia, where she held the position of Dean of Math, Science, Technology and Business. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Dean at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Canfield’s focus will be on Academic Affairs and Students Affairs. “At CCC, we have the opportunity to transform lives and become a force in the community, helping people achieve their goals,” Dr. Canfield says, “And, I am proud to join CCC, where we can serve our community as a partner.”

Dr. Canfield earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Environmental Science from Rutgers University, and her EdD in Educational Leadership and Management from Drexel University.

“I am excited to be in the area,” Dr. Canfield continues, “because I love the outdoors and look forward to exploring, biking and kayaking in all the region has to offer.”

“I look forward to building upon the strengths of the people who work at CCC, and being an ambassador for the good work that Corning already does. Sometimes, people don’t always recognize what they have in their own ‘backyard,’ and together, we will continue to grow and enhance the College and the community,” Dr. Canfield explains.

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