C O L L E G E O F S T A T E N I S L A N D as 路 set (aset), n. 1. A useful and desirable entity or quality. A Community Asset 2. A higher education institution with renowned faculty, and stateof-the-art facilities, offering transformational experiences in and out of the classroom; a center for learning that offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree opportunities to expand career possibilities; a hub of intellectual, artistic, and community activity; an affordable resource for continuing education and lifelong learning; a community partner with non-profit organizations, non-governmental agencies, and the public sector; a source of economic impact and job creation for Staten Island and the region. 3. A unique educational resource for Opportunity and Challenge.