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. The ACT Handbook outlines the obligations of an appointed Council member.

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.
  • Alexander Ruiz, Student Association President

Fall 2022 Meetings

The College Council will meet on Friday, October 28, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. (in-person) and Friday, December 9, 2022, at 1:00 p.m (virtually).  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: December 9, 2022

College Council Agenda

Virtual Via Zoom · December 9, 2022 · 1:00–4:00 p.m.

1:00                 Call to Order
                        Approval of the minutes of October 28, 2022                   

1:05                 Cabinet, Faculty/Staff and Student Presentations
                        New Academic Program Development
                        Joe Cope, Interim Provost & VP for Academic Affairs
                        Mary Ellen Zuckerman, Dean, School of Business
                        Melanie Medeiros, Director, Center for Integrative Learning
                        Peighton Cervoni ’23

                        Lauren Goulet ’23
                        Chizoba Okorie ’23

2:10                 Student Association (SA) Report
                        
Alexander Ruiz ’24

2:20                 College Senate Report
                        Amy Sheldon ’90

2:30                 President’s Report
                       
Denise Battles

3:10                 Chair’s Report
                        
Robert Wayland-Smith

3:40                 New Business   
                             
Student Code of Conduct amendments

                        Campus Administrative Rules for Students amendments
                        
Title IX Grievance Policy amendments

By 4:00           Adjournment

College Council Meeting Agenda: October 28, 2022

College Council Agenda
Doty Hall Tower Room · October 28, 2022 · 1:00–4:00 p.m.

 

1:00                 Call to Order
                        Approval of the minutes of April 4, 2022                       

1:05                 Cabinet, Faculty/Staff and Student Presentations
                        A Geneseo Education for a Connected World:  The new GLOBE curriculum and DEIB-focused learning
                        Joe Cope, Interim Provost & VP for Academic Affairs
                        robbie routenberg, Chief Diversity Officer
                        Cathy Adams, Associate Professor, History & Faculty Assistant to the Dean (DAPA)
                        Kurt Fletcher, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Physics & Astronomy
                        Joelmy Acevedo ’23
                        Francheska Colon ‘23

2:10                 Student Association (SA) Report
                        Alexander Ruiz ’24

2:20                 College Senate Report
                        
Amy Sheldon ’90

2:30                 President’s Report
                       
Denise Battles

3:10                 Chair’s Report
                        Robert Wayland-Smith

3:40                 New Business

By 4:00           Adjournment

College Council Meeting Agenda: April 8, 2022

College Council Agenda
Via Zoom
1:00–4:00 p.m.
April 8, 2022

 

1:00                 Call to Order
                        Approval of the minutes of February 11, 2022                   

1:05                 Faculty/Staff and Student Presentation
                        Promoting a Positive Campus Climate through Dialogue: An overview of two unique programs

                             Advancing Cultural Competency Certificate Program
                            Monica Schneider, Professor of Psychology, David Parfitt, Director of Teaching & Learning Center, Sarah Frank, Director of Residence Life,
                            Suann Yang, Associate Professor of Biology

Intergroup Dialogue Program
            Yuki Morita’22, Maya Pellitteri ’23, Rocio Ruiz ’23

1:40                 Student Association (SA) Report
                        Laura Benjamin ’22

1:50                 College Senate Report
                        
Amy Sheldon ’90

2:00                 Cabinet Presentation & Interactive Discussion Topic
                        Enrollment Management, Past, Present, and our Future
                        Costas Solomou

2:30                 President’s Report
                       
Denise Battles

3:10                 Chair’s Report
                        Robert Wayland-Smith

3:40                 New Business
                        College Council Feedback Survey Discussion                

By 4:00           Adjournment

College Council Meeting Agenda: February 11, 2022

College Council Agenda
Via Zoom
1:00–4:00 p.m.
February 11, 2022

1:00                 Call to Order
                        
Approval of the minutes of December 3, 2021               

1:05                 Faculty/Staff Presentation
                        Leadership Pilot Program
                        Julie Briggs, Assistant VP for Human Resources
                        Enrico Johnson, Assistant Provost
                        Christopher Smith, Assistant VP for College Advancement

1:20                 Student Presentation
                        Student-Athlete Mentors Program
                        Amaya DiGiovanni ’23
                        Leah VanDerwarker ’23
                        Morgan Michalski ’22

1:40                 Student Association (SA) Report
                        Laura Benjamin ’22

1:50                 College Senate Report
                        Amy Sheldon ’90

2:00                 Cabinet Presentation
                        Laying the Foundation for the Next 150 Years
                        Ellen Leverich ‘90

                        Interactive Discussion Topic
                        Responding to Potential Fundraising Themes

2:30                 President’s Report
                       
Denise Battles

3:10                 Chair’s Report
                        Robert Wayland-Smith

3:40                 New Business
                        Title IX Grievance Policy
                        No Contact Order Policy

By 4:00           Adjournment 

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