For Immediate Release—Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Mary E. McCrank
Media Relations Officer
(585) 245-5516

SUNY Geneseo President Christopher C. Dahl Appointed Chairman of National Organization

GENESO, N.Y.—State University of New York at Geneseo President Christopher C. Dahl was recently appointed as chairman of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

Dahl will serve as chairman of the AAC&U board of directors in 2007.

"This is an exciting time in the history of AAC&U," said Dahl. "I look forward to working with my fellow board members to promote liberal learning and especially to advance the goals of the LEAP initiative. AAC&U is asking the right questions about American higher education and providing a powerful framework for the kind of education students in all types of institutions need in the new global century."

The appointments and elections were made during the AAC&U's annual meeting earlier this year in New Orleans. AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality and public standing of undergraduate and liberal education. Founded in 1915, the organization comprises more than 1,000 accredited public and private colleges and universities. Dahl currently serves as president of The Rochester Area Colleges, a consortium of 19 higher education institutions from the greater Rochester metropolitan area and its surrounding communities.