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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. 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.

“If you require accommodations for equal access to this event, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services via email at access@geneseo.edu, or call 585-245-5112 at least one week prior to this event.”   
 

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.
  • Laura Benjamin, Student Association President

Spring 2022 Meetings

The College Council will meet on Friday, February 11, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. and Friday, April 08, 2022, 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: December 3, 2021

College Council Agenda
Via Zoom
1:00–4:00 p.m.
December 3, 2021

 

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

1:05                 Faculty/Staff and Student Presentation
                        The School of Education: Steps Towards a Better Geneseo
                        Dr. Jolanda Westerhof, Dean
                        Francheska Colon ’23
                        Michelle “Mitch” Wolf ’24

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

1:50                 College Senate Report
                         Amy Sheldon ’90

2:00                 Cabinet Presentation and Interactive Discussion Topic
                        
Community Engagement 2.0: Values-2-Vision
                        Stacey Robertson, Provost
                        Matthew Pastizzo, Associate Professor & Chair of Psychology

2:30                 President’s Report
                       
Denise Battles

3:10                 Chair’s Report
                        Robert Wayland-Smith

3:30                 Old Business

3:40                 New Business

By 4:00           Adjournment

College Council Meeting Agenda: October 1, 2021

College Council Agenda
Via Zoom
1:00–4:00 p.m.
October 1, 2021

 

1:00                 Call to Order
                        Approval of the minutes of April 16, 2021

1:05                 Cabinet Presentation and Interactive Discussion Topic
                        Title IX Case Study and Discussion
                        Marcus Foster, Title IX Coordinator 
                        robbie routenberg,
Chief Diversity Officer

                        Dr. Michael Taberski, VP Student & Campus Life

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

1:50                 College Senate Report
                        Amy Sheldon ’90

2:00                 Faculty/Staff and Student Presentation
                        Geneseo Reaching Out to Women (GROW) and underrepresented groups in STEM
                        Dr. Anne Pellerin, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy
                        Nicole Gindling ’22

2:30                 President’s Report
                       
Denise Battles

3:10                 Chair’s Report
                        Robert Wayland-Smith

3:30                 Old Business

3:40                 New Business
                        
Student Code of Conduct Amendments

By 4:00           Adjournment

College Council Meeting Agenda: April 16, 2021

College Council Agenda

Via Zoom

1:00–4:00 p.m.

April 16, 2021

 

1:00                 Call to Order

                        Approval of the minutes of February 26, 2021             

1:05                 Faculty/Staff and Student Presentation

Music and the Pandemic: A Year of Discovery

                             Dr. Gerard Floriano, Distinguished Service Professor & Chair, Music

                        Evan Panzer ‘22 

                        Emily Polizzi ‘21

1:40                 Student Association (SA) Report

Kaitlyn Bertleff ’21

1:50                 College Senate Report

                        Amy Sheldon ’90

2:00                 Cabinet Presentation and Interactive Discussion Topic

Mission and Values Update

                            Stacey Robertson, Provost

                        Matthew Pastizzo, Associate Professor & Chair, Psychology

2:30                 President’s Report
                       
Denise Battles

3:10                 Chair’s Report

                        Robert Wayland-Smith

3:30                 Old Business

3:40                 New Business

By 4:00           Adjournment

College Council Meeting Agenda: December 4, 2020

College Council Agenda

Via Zoom

1:00–4:00 p.m.

December 4, 2020

 

1:00                Call to Order

                        Approval of the minutes of October 16, 2020                 

1:05                   Faculty/Staff and Student Presentation

                            2020 Election and Student Civic Engagement

                        Nicholas Palumbo, Assistant Dean of Students for Leadership & Service
                        Sydney Krause ’21, Student Association Director of Student Affairs
                        Rachel Wallisky ’21, Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Ambassador & 2020 Newman Civic Fellow

1:40                 Student Association (SA) Report

Kaitlyn Bertleff ’21

1:50                 College Senate Report

                        Amy Sheldon ’90

2:00                 Cabinet Presentation

                             A Pivotal Moment for Geneseo: Navigating Change in Turbulent Times

Denise Battles, President
            Julie Buehler ‘89, Vice President for Finance & Administration
            Stacey Robertson, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
            Costas Solomou, Vice President for Enrollment Management  

3:15                 Chair’s Report

                        Robert Wayland-Smith

3:45                 Old Business

3:50                 New Business                     

By 4:00           Adjournment

Minutes

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