NORWICH — Despite slick roads and blowing snow, dozens of community members and officials gathers Wednesday evening in Norwich to welcome incoming Morrisville State College Norwich Campus Executive Director Jason Zbock to his post.
Zbock of Bouckville has been a part of the Morrisville faculty for the past decade and recently has served as the dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Enrollment Planning at Broome Community College in greater Binghamton.
The meet and greet sounded much like a crossroads for the Norwich Campus's sustainability as community leaders shared their ideas of a renewed sense of purpose for the main campus extension, which at one point seemed arbitrary.
Commerce Chenango Executive Director Steve Craig spoke to the importance of the Norwich facility in regards to commerce and fostering the higher education of local graduates during the presentation. “This campus is symbolic of the hopes and dreams of many in our community for the investment we can make in our youth,” said Craig. “Some of us thought that there was a mission drift, meaning that what we thought this place was going to be and what it was actually turning out to be were two different things, and that wasn't very encouraging at all.”