Dr. Darryl Banks OBE is a Rhodes Scholar, distinguished scientist, and environmental and energy policy expert. Educated at Coe College and the University of Oxford, Dr. Banks has held numerous senior management and research positions. His management roles included service at the Environmental Protection Agency, New York's Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Quality, and Vice President of the Center for American Progress. In research, he has held Senior Fellowships at the Rand Corporation, the World Resources Institute, and as Congressional Science Fellow. Dr. Banks has also held senior positions in the private sector and is the author of numerous publications in environmental and energy policy. In 2009, he was honored by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his work on US-UK scientific and academic relations. This event is free and open to the public.
SUNY Ulster welcomes students from around the world. Each year, students representing countries such as Nigeria, Japan, China, Poland, Brazil, Taiwan, Romania, and Morocco study at SUNY Ulster. They come because of our strong academic reputation, financial value and excellent location.
International students thrive at SUNY Ulster. Our small classes, attentive faculty
and strong campus community make SUNY Ulster an excellent place to familiarize yourself
with the culture of higher education in the United States and begin to explore the
many resources available to you as a SUNY student.
We are part of the State University of New York (SUNY), the nation's largest university system. As a community college, Ulster offers two-year associate degree programs in a variety of academic areas. The associate degree generally comprises the first two years of the standard four-year baccalaureate degree. Ulster does not offer upper-division or graduate work.
Our campus is located in the historic Hudson Valley in the small, safe town of Stone Ridge, New York. We work with a local home stay company to ensure that international students are paired with community members for a rewarding living and learning experience. At your request, we can arrange for a campus or home stay representative to meet you at the airport and escort you to your local accommodations.
New York State has a temperate climate with an extreme range of temperatures. There are four seasons: Fall (September-December), Winter (January-March). Spring (April-June), Summer (June-August). The winters are very cold and summers hot, with mild to cool weather in spring and fall. Students therefore need appropriate clothing for both warm and cold weather.
We invite you to learn more about us and ask questions. We're ready to help you with any aspect of your journey to SUNY Ulster. You can rely upon our admissions office to help you through the application and visa processes. Upon arrival at the College you'll meet with a dedicated team of student development staff members and engaged faculty members who will guide you through the orientation and course selection processes.