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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.

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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.
  • 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 8, 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: 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 

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

Minutes

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