President's Office

Welcome to Paul Smith's College, the college of the Adirondacks. We are the only bachelor's degree-granting, private college in the Adirondack Park, and we have been long recognized as an innovative force in education. Our commitment to experiential, hands-on learning has guided us for decades. It means our students get a collegiate experience unlike any other, working with outstanding faculty in an incredible community of future leaders. That’s why 90 percent of our students find a job or go to grad school within six months of graduation. 

Our spectacular main campus, as well as the lakes and forested lands we own and manage, provide a natural laboratory for students, faculty and staff to participate in the living-learning model for forestry, recreation, environmental science, ecology, biology and natural resource management. The college is known just as well for its hospitality and culinary arts programs and offers on-site learning laboratories, including The Palm at Paul Smith's College – a training restaurant modeled after the famed Palm Restaurants – and the St. Regis Cafe. 

Our breathtaking campus is located in the heart of the Adirondacks, close to Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, N.Y, and our buildings are designed to support our state-of-the-art curriculum. Paul Smith’s community library, the Joan Weill Adirondack Library, as well as its sister building, the Joan Weill Student Center, are the heart and soul of the campus community. These buildings, together with great academic and residential facilities, offer students, faculty, staff and the community a place to meet and learn. 

Thanks for taking the time to read a little more about us online. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also reach me by email,, or follow me on Twitter

Cathy S. Dove



Paul Smith's College
7833 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

(518) 327-6227
(800) 421-2605



© Paul Smith's College 2015