President Steiner Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa, Genesee Community College's chapter of the international honor society, Alpha Iota Upsilon, is pleased to announce the honorary induction of Dr. Stuart Steiner, President of Genesee Community College. The honorary induction recognizes the extraordinary service and outstanding contributions made by President Steiner throughout his tenure at Genesee Community College. The special ceremony took place on Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 12:30 PM during a luncheon in the College's Board Room. Dr. Steiner joined the league of over 100 student scholars who were inducted this past year, and who collectively encourage leadership, service and academic excellence.

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and promotes the academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through the intellectual exchange of ideas, leadership, service and fellowship programming. The society supports numerous special events and initiatives over the academic year and enhances the overall college community.

Dr. Steiner has been president of Genesee Community College since 1975, and has led the institution through remarkable developments and growth in student enrollment, academic programs and facilities. He currently serves on the New York State Education Commissioner's Advisory Council on Higher Education, and he is an elected Commissioner for the Commission on Higher Education for Middle States Association, a not-for-profit accreditation association committed to quality education. In recent years he has served as a board member or trustee on the Private Industry Council for Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties, Genesee County United Way, Villa Maria College of Buffalo, and United Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Steiner received both his Master's degree and doctorate from Columbia University-Teachers College, and he holds degrees from University of Pennsylvania, University of Baltimore, and the University of Maryland. He is widely respected for his expertise in higher education and has numerous published reports and reviews on topics related to community colleges, teaching and learning and technology.

"It is both an honor and a pleasure to admit President Steiner into Phi Theta Kappa," Crysty Allen, PTK Student President said. "He is an ideal Phi Theta Kappa member, especially since he helped establish our chapter back in 1984. Dr. Steiner is the epitome of a college president, and I recently submitted his name to our international organization for wider recognition."