Dr. Denise A. Battles began her tenure as Geneseo’s 13th president on July 1, 2015. The SUNY Board of Trustees appointed her to the position in January, 2015, following a national search. She is the second woman to lead the college as permanent president since the college’s founding in 1871. Her appointment at Geneseo caps a 25-year career as a geologist, professor and higher education administrator.