Longtime Genesee Student Services Leader to Retire

Dr. George W. Walker III, Vice President for Student Services at Genesee Community College, will retire at the end of July 2006, President Stuart Steiner reported to the Board of Trustees this evening.

Dr. Walker has led the College's student services division since 1990. Under his leadership, the College broadened non-classroom services to students, expanded co-curricular activities, and implemented a comprehensive enrollment management and admissions system.

Dr. Walker originally came to Genesee in 1985 as Director of Institutional Advancement. During his five years in that position, he helped form the Genesee Community College Foundation.

Dr. Walker and his wife are residents of Pembroke and plan to remain in the community. Dr. Walker also hopes to serve as an adjunct faculty member at Genesee.

"I am announcing George's retirement with very mixed feelings," Dr. Steiner told trustees. "George has made a valuable and lasting impact on Genesee Community College, and he has been a trusted friend and colleague for some 20 years. Yet at the same time, I know that he is excited about entering a new phase of his life. I know that I speak for the entire college community in wishing him well."

The College will begin a search for a new Vice President for Student Services after the first of the year, Dr. Steiner said.