The Academy for Lifelong Learning is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 corona virus and notifying members of updates as events unfold. Our host, SUNY Empire State College is taking proactive measures to protect the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff. For questions, please call Academy staff at (518) 587-2100, Jeff Shinaman x2390, or Vera Kasson x2415.

Office and Staff

Picture of the lobby at 111 West Avenue location of Empire State College

The Academy for Lifelong Learning is located at 113 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, in the Empire State College Coordinating Center.

The office phone number is 518-587-2100, ext. 2415.

The A.L.L. staff comprises Executive Director Jeff Shinaman and Office Manager Vera Kasson. Both positions are part time. The office is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It is best to call to make certain someone is available before you stop by. If you are transferred to voicemail when you phone, please leave a message, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

You may contact the executive director at

You may contact the A.L.L. office manager at