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Dr. linda house receives distinguished service professorship honors

Albany (May 11, 2012) – The State University of New York Board of Trustees approved the appointments of 21 faculty to distinguished ranks – the highest system honors conferred upon SUNY instructional faculty. All distinguished faculty in active service within SUNY are also members of the SUNY Distinguished Academy, established in March 2012. “The Board is pleased to present these individuals with SUNY’s highest distinguished ranking,” said Board Chairman H. Carl McCall. “Their commitment to the students, faculty, and staff at their respective campuses and their vast achievements within their respective fields is impressive and highly commendable.” “In bestowing our highest faculty honor, we proudly recognize the extraordinary achievements of these individuals and thank them for their continued commitment to excellence," said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “I look forward to working more closely with this group as they join the SUNY Distinguished Academy.”


  • Linda House – Over her 24 years as chair, Professor House has transformed the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at SUNY Geneseo from a small program into a powerhouse of academic excellence as well as a service provider to the larger community through its highly respected Speech and Hearing Clinic, which offers community members professional services at a nominal cost and affords students clinical experience of the highest quality. In other areas of service, Professor House was instrumental in initiating an ESOL program for Geneseo’s international students; took on leadership roles on campus committees and in shared governance; held an array of positions in SUNY-wide service; and provided supervision to nearly forty clinical fellows at the state and national level which testifies to a long history of selfless contributions to her profession.