For Immediate Release — Wednesday, August 17, 2005

SUNY Geneseo President Christopher C. Dahl, Student Josh Hyman Appointed to SUNY Chancellor Search Committee

GENESEO, N.Y. — Christopher C. Dahl, president of the State University of New York at Geneseo, and Josh Hyman, a student at the college, are two of 14 individuals appointed to the State University of New York's Chancellor Search Committee.

The Chancellor Search Committee comprises SUNY trustees, presidents, faculty, one student and citizens who regularly volunteer their services on behalf of the University.

Dahl was appointed to his current post as president in February 1996, after having served as provost and interim president. Before coming to Geneseo, he served as Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, from 1989 to 1994, and as a professor of English and chair of the Humanities Department at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, from 1973 to 1989.

Hyman, of Port Washington, N.Y., is the student member on the SUNY Board of Trustees and is president of the SUNY Student Assembly.

The search committee's first meeting was held on Aug. 1 at the Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. For more on the search for a new SUNY Chancellor, see

Former U.S. Navy Vice Admiral John R. Ryan was named acting Chancellor by the SUNY Board of Trustees April 12, 2005 and took office June 1, 2005.