For immediate release – Jan. 21, 2004

CHARLES F. BATEY JR. NAMED ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EMPLOYMENT

GENESEO, N.Y. – Charles F. Batey Jr. of Stevenson Ranch, Calif., has been named Associate Director for Affirmative Action and Employment at SUNY Geneseo following a national search.

Batey has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of affirmative action and employment. He most recently served as Director of Library Human Resources at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition, he served for more than seven years as Director of Human Resources at the Denver Public Library in Colorado. He has also worked as Affirmative Action Officer for the County of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Assistant Vice Chancellor of Affirmative Action at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; and Director of Personnel services at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Co.

Batey has an extensive background in education as an educational consultant, adjunct instructor, and public school teacher. He holds the Master of Science/Education degree from Drake University and the Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

"We are very fortunate to have located an individual of Charles Batey’s caliber to assist us in our affirmative action and employment efforts in support of Geneseo’s initiatives to strengthen and expand our diversity," said Kenneth H. Levison, vice president for administration at the college.

Batey will be working closely with Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Affirmative Action Officer Edna Chun to develop programs that will bolster SUNY Geneseo’s commitment to fostering a more diverse community of faculty and staff, according to Levison.

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