Presidential Search


The State University of New York at Geneseo, a nationally recognized, highly selective public liberal arts college, is launching a national search for its next President.  Information and updates on the search process can be found on this site throughout the coming months.

Input from College and Local Community (World Cafes)

The College hosted several World Café method conversations this spring to gather ideas about the qualities and abilities we seek in our next President.

Read the Questions and Themes from the World Cafes:

February 7, 2014 (.pdf)

Faculty, staff, student

participants

February 24, 2014 (.pdf)

Faculty, staff, student

participants

March 25, 2014 (.pdf)

Faculty, staff, student

participants

April 23, 2014 (.pdf)

Student participants

April 25, 2014 (.pdf)

Foundation Board, alumni,

faculty, staff participants

May 7, 2014 (.pdf)

Community members

Musings from

the table covers (.pdf)

Doodles and alliterative observations

by cafe participants

search committee and search process

In concert with the guidelines of the State University of New York and in consultation with the campus community, Geneseo’s College Council leads the presidential search process.  The Chair of College Council chairs the Search Committee; three additional representatives of College Council serve on the committee.  At the end of the search, after the finalists have visited campus, College Council confers with the Search Committee and reviews aggregate feedback from the college community to determine which candidates to recommend to the SUNY Chancellor.

 The search committee is assembled by the College Council Chair in accordance with a committee composition guideline provided by the State University of New York.

 Please be reminded that the work of the Search Committee is absolutely confidential until the on-campus interviews.  The Search Committee will not be able to share any information throughout the process outside of the committee.

COLLEGE COUNCIL MEMBERS

Rev. Dr. Iris Banister, MS.Ed. ’70

Dr. Gidget Hopf ’72 

Christian Valentino, Esquire ’95 

Bob Wayland-Smith, Chair, parent of ’94 and ’98 Geneseo graduates 

ELECTED FACULTY MEMBERS

Joe Cope, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History

Dori Farthing, Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences 

Kurt Fletcher, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Physics & Astronomy 

Gerry Floriano ’84, Professor of Music

Dan Repinksi, Associate Professor of Psychology 

Dan Strang, Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, School of Business

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, Coordinator of Multicultural Programs and Services 

ACADEMIC DEAN

Anjoo Sikka, Dean of the Ella Cline Shear School of Education 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

Harrison Dole ’15, Student Association President 2014-2015 

GENESEO FOUNDATION BOARD REPRESENTATIVE

Jack Kramer ’76, Chair of Geneseo Foundation Board, 2007-present 

ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVE

Jennifer Dunlap ’81, DRI Consulting

CHANCELLOR-DESIGNATED SUNY PRESIDENT

Dr. Satish Tripathi, President of the University at Buffalo 

CHANCELLOR LIAISON (NON-VOTING)

Dr. David Lavallee, SUNY Provost Emeritus   

COLLEGE STAFF LIAISON (NON-VOTING)

Dr. Becky Glass, Executive Assistant to the Geneseo President