Search for new College president underway

The search is underway for the new Geneseo president. At the all-college meeting on Tuesday Oct. 8, Interim President Carol Long explained the early stages of the search. “We’re hoping to have an extended conversation about the search for the president’s position through this fall and early spring,” she said. While the State University of New York system will send representatives to participate in the search, the college council runs it.

Long said that in addition to faculty, staff and administration, she hopes to involve alumni, students, community members and maybe even world partners to consider specific qualities that the next president should embrace. But unlike previous assessments, Long said she hopes to receive input from mixed groups – faculty with students, for instance, instead of faculty and students separately.

As President Christopher Dahl did, Long also said she hopes to see someone stay around Geneseo for at least another decade.

Long took the opportunity to also discuss the upcoming hires of various positions across campus:

- The special assistant to the president for diversity and affirmative action should be filled the earliest among the new hires. A recommendation should be sent next week.

- The dean of the School of Business position has three finalists. The three individuals are expected to visit campus at the end of the month. It is the first external hire for the School of Business.

- The search for the vice president for enrollment is still in its early stages, as faculty and administration are discussing how to profile the position.

Numerous priorities are set for this academic year, including further developing curriculum, strengthening international and global education through the American Council on Education Internationalization Laboratory and coordinating with vice presidents on their goals, such as advisement, faculty hiring, internship development and alumni engagement.