SUNY Broome anticipates spring semester

By Haley Burton

January 23, 2014 Updated Jan 23, 2014 at 7:43 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) SUNY Broome celebrated achievements and outlined future goals for the semester on Thursday.

Dr. Kevin Drumm, President of SUNY Broome, held the annual breakfast for faculty and staff to kick off the spring semester.

"We've got a lot to celebrate at this particular event with the science center fully open and the Wales renovation going on," said Drumm, "I think the re-opening of our library is going to have the most immediate impact on students."

The first floor of the library had been closed since September of 2011 when it took on flooding. It includes classroom space and the learning assistance center which provides academic support for students with physical challenges.

Drumm said SUNY Broome is looking at some nearby existing commercial spaces to potentially work with some companies on Start Up New York. The campus is also preparing for an on-campus housing project.

"Becoming a residential campus is the next big thing and that's already in the works," he said, "It's always about creativity and planning. We updated our strategic plan when I arrived and what's next is updating our master plan and facilities."

SUNY Broome's spring semester starts Monday, Jan. 27.