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Statue of Edward Austin Sheldon


SUNY Oswego was founded in 1861 by Edward Austin Sheldon to provide education and opportunities to the local population with the mission to contribute to the common good. Today, SUNY Oswego remains dedicated to contributing to the common good as the most mission-critical public comprehensive university in Central New York.

In September 2023, SUNY Oswego’s 11th President, Peter O. Nwosu, shared Vision 4040: Expanding SUNY Oswego’s Promise. This vision serves as the blueprint for the years 2024-2040. The institution is committed to doubling the number of graduates per decade by 2040 and significantly increasing its economic and social impact on the region.

The Office of Workforce Innovation and External Relations Launched

To help achieve these goals, in the fall of 2023, SUNY Oswego’s long-standing Office of Business and Community Relations was reimagined and renamed as the Office of Workforce Innovation and External Relations (OWIER).

The OWIER provides a point of entry into SUNY Oswego for external partners and the public to develop and/or advance relationships with SUNY Oswego within three areas of focus:

  • Workforce innovation and upward mobility
  • Government and legislative affairs
  • Community-serving high-impact programs and resources

Currently, the OWIER team offers to its partners and to the public workforce and leadership development programs and an array of community-serving high-impact programs and resources that are supported by SUNY Oswego and its regional partners.

Built Upon a Legacy of Impact

SUNY Oswego is proud of the responsibility it upholds to make positive economic, civic, and social impacts:

  • SUNY Oswego is the largest public employer in Oswego County. In Spring 2024, we have over 3,200 full-time, part-time, and student employees. There are more than 6,300 students enrolled, including 270 international students representing 35 countries.
  • Oswego and the surrounding communities are home to many of our employees and students. Our campus community members enrich and strengthen our present and provide great optimism for our future. For example, in 2022-2023, over 4,500 SUNY Oswego students participated in internships, co-ops, student teaching, research, civic engagement and other applied learning experiences.
  • Annually, the vast majority of SUNY Oswego graduates remain in New York State after graduation and continue to make a positive impact. In 2022, 99% of the graduates were either employed or pursuing further education within a year of graduating, with 87% working within New York State. See the 2022 Graduate Report.

In addition to employees, students, and graduates all making an impact on the community we share, SUNY Oswego’s capital plan projects also transform our environment: Over the last five years, SUNY Oswego construction projects exceeded $117 million and over $83 million was injected back into the New York State economy through the purchase of supplies, labor, and other directly related costs (2018-2023).

With support from the OWIER team members as your guide, SUNY Oswego is eager to strengthen existing partnerships and form new ones with public and private partners who share in our goals and ethics to educate, advance, and contribute to the economic and social health of the Central New York region.

Oswego Office

34 East Bridge Street
Oswego, NY 13031

Syracuse Office

2 South Clinton Square
Syracuse, NY 13202

Hours of Operation

8:00 am - 4:30 pm