Representative, Community Colleges
Richard Caldicott is a second-year student at SUNY Adirondack. He is currently pursuing an associates degree in liberal arts with a focus on political science, taking an interest in subjects which involve History, Economics, Political Science and Law. Richard has been intimately involved with the Adirondack community and currently serves on the college’s Student Senate, College Activity Board, and Faculty Student Association. Last year, he served as Secretary of Student Senate, and currently serves as its Treasurer. Richard joined SUNY Adirondack’s President, Kristine Duffy and several of his peers in advocating for expansion of community college funding in meetings with state legislative leaders.
Richard serves as a community college representative in the Student Assembly, advocating for the students at Finger Lakes, Corning, Cayuga, Onondaga, and Tompkins-Cortland Community Colleges. He previously served on the Assembly’s Community Colleges, Campus Safety, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committees.
Richard hopes to transfer to a four year school such as SUNY Albany or SUNY Binghamton after he has completed his academia at SUNY Adirondack. Born in New York City, Richard spent the vast majority of his life in Saratoga Springs. When he was ten, Richard was diagnosed with epilepsy, however he learned to overcome this adversity, refusing to let this barrier obstruct his future. Richard hopes to be a voice of strength for those with disabilities and impairments, hoping to help others overcome obstacles which seem otherwise impossible to climb.