Geneseo Receives SUNY Shared Governance Award

keith landa, denise battles, and amy sheldon

Keith Landa, SUNY University Faculty Senate president, Denise Battles, president of SUNY Geneseo, and Amy Sheldon, chair of the College Senate

The State University of New York (SUNY) Faculty Senate presented SUNY Geneseo with its Shared Governance Award for academic year 2021–22. The award was announced at the SUNY Faculty Senate meeting in April; Keith Landa, SUNY University Faculty Senate president, formally presented it in person to campus leadership on May 12. 

The SUNY University Faculty Senate is the official agency through which the university faculty engages in governance of the university. The University Faculty Senate is concerned with effective policies and professional matters and serves as a resource on governance for the university.

The Shared Governance Award Selection Committee was impressed with the efforts and progress made by Geneseo over the past six-plus years. 

In the letter announcing the award, Interim Chancellor Deborah Stanley wrote, "SUNY Geneseo's leadership and College Senate with the assistance of students, faculty, and administrative staff have worked intentionally and collaboratively to establish a solid shared governance ecosystem that now permeates throughout the campus, touching every governance entity. The spirit of ownership regarding SUNY Geneseo's structures, policies, and practices creates trust and transparency that reflects the college's mission, vision, and values. SUNY Geneseo's inclusive community is exceptional in cultivating creativity, engagement, and discovery, and you certainly find strength in diversity, joy in growth, and fulfillment in lifelong learning."


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