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Duffy appointed to coordinate post-pandemic reopening in Finger Lakes region

Robert J. Duffy

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appointed Bob Duffy, head of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and a former lieutenant governor under Cuomo, to coordinate public health and reopening of the economy in the Finger Lakes Region.  Cuomo said during his ...

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SUNY Geneseo president named co-chair of regional economic development council (access required)

Denise Battles

The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council has tapped SUNY College at Geneseo president Denise Battles as its next co-chair. Battles succeeds former Monroe Community College president Anne Kress, who served in the role from 2016 until December 2019. Battles ...

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Two local colleges hire leadership executives (access required)

Ellen Leverich

Two Rochester-area colleges have made new administrative appointments, with two hires migrating from one school to another. State University College at Geneseo has hired a new vice president for college advancement and executive director of the Geneseo Foundation. Ellen Leverich, ...

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Three women poised to take first-ever higher-ed leadership roles (access required)

Sarah Mangelsdorf

On July 1, three women will create history in the Rochester area as each one officially becomes the first woman to preside over her respective college or university.

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Alumna to take finance administration job at SUNY Geneseo (access required)

Julie L. Buehler

An alumna of SUNY Geneseo is returning to the college to become vice president for finance and administration. Julie L. Buehler, who graduated from Geneseo in 1989 and later earned an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School, will begin her new job at Geneseo July 25.

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Business dean dismissed at SUNY Geneseo (access required)

Rotondo (Credit: SUNY Geneseo)

According to faculty and alumni sources, the dean of the business school at the State University College at Geneseo has been removed from her administrative position by college President Denise A. Battles. Neither Denise Rotondo, who has been dean at the business school since 2014, nor Battles, who came to Geneseo in 2015, were immediately available for comment. Apparently Rotondo is continuing on as a member of the faculty, but the specifics of that position were unavailable. A college spokesman said the administration plans to announce the change soon to the business school’s faculty and staff.

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