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With locations in Buffalo and Rochester, Medaille College is a private, four-year college committed to serving the higher education needs of Western New York. Known for its flexible delivery systems, the college offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees through day, evening, weekend, and online programs to a diverse regional student population.

The college traces its roots to 1875 when the Sisters of Saint Joseph founded an institute for the preparation of teachers. In 1937, the Sisters received a charter from New York State to grant baccalaureate degrees in education to women in religious orders, and the institute was named Mount Saint Joseph Teachers’ College.

In 1968, the Sisters of St. Joseph, led by Alice Huber, SSJ, Ph.D., initiated a change in the charter that would create a co-educational college. New York State issued the charter and Medaille College was born. Granted by the Board of Regents, this charter established the college as an independent institution governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees.

Medaille experienced significant growth in the 1970s and student enrollment has risen steadily ever since. During the 1980s and 1990s, the college strengthened programs and services for a growing and diverse student body.

In 1991, the college implemented a residence program, attracting students from across New York State and Southern Ontario. Three years later, the Kevin I. Sullivan Campus Center opened, offering students a setting for dining, recreational and co-curricular activities. With the Trbovich Alumni Tower welcoming all visitors, the Sullivan Center serves as home to the Mavericks’ men’s and women’s national collegiate Athletic Association Division III sports programs, which have experienced tremendous success in their short histories.

The Buffalo Campus has continued to expand its facilities and services to meet the needs of a growing traditional-aged college population. Major capital investments have enhanced students’ learning opportunities and access to support services while encouraging a vibrant student life experience. With two residence halls, technologically-enhanced classrooms, academic programs that integrate liberal and pre-professional learning and practical problem solving, and an array of extra- and co-curricular opportunities, the campus has evolved into a vital learning environment within the historic Olmsted crescent of Buffalo.

In 2010, Medaille initiated its online program, which continues to grow each semester with new degree options. In the fall of 2011, the college completed a construction project that doubled the size of Huber Hall with a new Student Success Center that integrates academic and student support services under one roof. In September 2012, the Sullivan Center expansion was completed, creating a 3,000-square-foot fitness center, event arena with a 750-person capacity, locker rooms, and student group meeting spaces.

In June 2015, Medaille welcomed its seventh president, Dr. Kenneth M. Macur. Under his leadership, the college looks to expand program offerings, post-baccalaureate partnerships, and enrollments.

Medaille College is the fifth-largest private college in Buffalo, with an economic impact on the community that exceeds $147 million. The college has nearly 80 full-time and more than 250 part-time faculty members.

The growth of Medaille College throughout its history has been guided by a commitment to being the “college of opportunity” for the region that it serves. As the college continues to innovate and respond to the higher education needs of the 21st century, it embraces this ethos even more, and has set a strategic direction that seeks to extend and deepen what “opportunity” means for both its students and the community in which they live and learn.