President's Welcome

Dr. Mark Tierno
Welcome to Cazenovia College’s home on the Internet, where you can explore what “building futures” can mean to you. Cazenovia was founded in 1824 as a seminary dedicated to preparing young people for the ministry or missionary service. Today, many generations later, we are an independent four-year coeducational college dedicated to preparing our students to enter professional life in many fields.

Our programs offer you the opportunity to focus on a specific interest or to explore a variety of potential career options. Internships provide you with “real-world” experience in your chosen field. Our faculty members are professionals in their fields whose commitment to teaching is their first priority. Individual attention is a hallmark of education at Cazenovia. Cazenovia College’s dedication to graduating future leaders can be seen in our emphasis on co-curricular and leadership programs, which encourage social and civic participation and development of leadership skills.

If you like what you see as you explore our Web site and are interested in applying, or if you don’t find answers here to all of your questions, I encourage you to call our Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at 315-655-7208 or toll-free at 1-800-654-3210. One of our admissions and financial aid counselors will be happy to help you learn how you can join Cazenovia College in the "building of futures.”


Dr. Mark Tierno
Cazenovia College ~ Founded in 1824

Executive / Senior Staff
Dr. Mark Tierno, President
Dr. Susan A. Berger, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
Christine Mandel, Interim Dean of Enrollment Management/Registrar​
Dr. Sharon Dettmer, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Mark Edwards, Vice President for Financial Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
Katie O'Brien, Dean for Student Life
Carol M. Satchwell, Vice President for Institutional Advancement