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College Council

College Council members are appointed by the governor. They advise the college's senior administration and provide valuable assistance for problem-solving and for identifying sources of expertise beyond the campus community. They also advocate for the college in a variety of ways.

College Council meets twice in the fall semester, and twice in the spring semester. According to an executive order, these meetings are recorded.

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College Council MembersCollege Council members

  • Mr. Robert D. Wayland-Smith, Chair
  • Rev. Dr. Iris Banister
  • Ms. Melisza Campos
  • Ms. Jill (Yonkers) Emmons, Esq.
  • Dr. A. Gidget Hopf
  • Dr. Judith Hunter 
  • Mr. Christian Valentino, Esq.
  • Kaitlyn Bertleff, Student Association President

Fall 2020 Meetings

The College Council will meet on Friday, October 16, 2020, at 1:00 p.m and Friday, December 4, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. The meetings will take place virtually via zoom. Each meeting is open to all, and will be streamed live on the web (below). Check back on this page for the live stream.

Agendas

College Council Meeting Agenda: November 15, 2019

College Council Agenda

Doty Hall · November 15, 2019 · 1:00–4:00 p.m

11:45 am:  Holiday Luncheon

Doty Hall 302E

1:00 pm:  Call to Order (Doty Tower Room)

Approval of the minutes of October 11, 2019

1:05 pm: Faculty Administrator Presentation

Student Success Initiatives

Dr. Joseph Cope, Interim Associate Provost for Student Success

1:25 pm:  Student Presentation

Academic Peer Mentoring and the First Year Experience

Alison Coggins ‘20

1:40 pm:  Student Association (SA) Report

Adam Hansen ‘20

1:50 pm:  College Senate Report

Amy Sheldon ‘90

2:00 pm: Cabinet Presentation

Student Retention and Our Widely Important Goal Process

Stacey Robertson

Interactive Discussion Topic (led by Joseph Cope)

What is Growth Mindset

2:30 pm:  President’s Report

Denise Battles

3:00 pm: Chair’s Report

Robert Wayland-Smith

3:20 pm:  Old Business

3:30 pm: New Business

Student Code of Conduct amendment

By 4:00 pm Adjournment

College Council Meeting Agenda: October 11, 2019

College Council Agenda

Doty Hall · October 11, 2019 · 1:00–4:00 p.m.

1:00 pm: Call to Order (Doty Tower Room)

Approval of the minutes of April 12, 2019

1:05 pm: Faculty/Staff Presentation Social Justice, Theater, and Thinking at Summer Orientation

Dr. Celia Easton, Dean of Academic Planning & Advising

Interactive Presentation Knight Life Live

Gary Dornellas ‘21

Valerie Desrosiers ‘21

Julia Deacon ‘20

Theresa Hensler ‘22

Emily McNeil ‘22

Emanuela Scollo ‘20

Oliver Stordahl ‘22

1:55 pm: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Geneseo

robbie routenberg ‘05

Student Association (SA) Report

Adam Hansen ‘20

2:20 pm: College Senate Report

Amy Sheldon ‘90

2:30 pm: President’s Report

Denise Battles

3:00 pm: Chair’s Report

Robert Wayland-Smith

3:20 pm: Old Business

3:30 pm:  New Business

By 4:00 pm Adjournment

College Council Meeting Agenda: April 12, 2019

College Council Agenda

Doty Hall · April 12, 2019 · 1:00–4:00 p.m.

1:00 pm: Call to Order (Doty Tower Room)

Approval of the minutes of February 1, 2019

1:05 pm: Acknowledgement of the Passing of Council Member Mary Luckern

1:10 pm: Faculty Presentation

Engage Geneseo

Dr. Lytton Smith, Director of the Center for Integrative Learning

Student Presentation

Eddie Lee ’76 First Generation Ambassador: Healthcare in Nepal

Pema Sherpa ‘19

1:45 pm: Student Association (SA) Report

Corey Wilkinson ‘19

1:55 pm: College Senate Report

Duane McPherson

2:05 pm: Mental Health and Higher Education

Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President for Student and Campus Life

Interactive Discussion Topic (led by Bonfiglio)

2:35 pm: President’s Report

Denise Battles

3:05 pm: Chair’s Report

Robert Wayland-Smith

3:25 pm: Old Business

3:35 pm: New Business

By 4:00 pm Adjournment

College Council Meeting Agenda: February 7, 2020

College Council Agenda

Doty Hall · February 7, 2020 · 1:00–4:00 p.m.

1:00 pm: Call to Order (Doty Tower Room)

Approval of the minutes of November 15, 2019

1:05 pm: Administrator Presentation & Interactive Discussion Topic

Middle States Accreditation

Self Study Co-Chairs:

Dr. Melanie Blood, Interim Associate Provost for Assessment & Curriculum

Dr. Kurt Fletcher, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Physics & Astronomy

Dr. Julie Rao, Director of Institutional Research

1:35 pm: Staff and Student Presentation

Food Security on Campus: What We Know and What We Don’t Know

Garth Freeman, Coordinator of Student Leadership, Volunteerism, and Service

Anthony Miraglia ‘20

Ashley Sanchez ‘21

2:10 pm: Student Association (SA) Report

Adam Hansen ‘20

2:20 pm: College Senate Report

Amy Sheldon ‘90

2:30 pm: President’s Report

Denise Battles with Julie Buehler ‘89

3:10 pm: Chair’s Report

Robert Wayland-Smith

3:30 pm: Old Business

3:40 pm : New Business

By 4:00 pm Adjournment

Minutes

Video Stream


Video Recordings of Past Meetings