NYS Community College Trustees Honor Genesee Community College Trustee Kenneth Dodd

The New York State Community College Trustees Association conferred the Marvin A. Rapp Award for Distinguished Trustee Service on Genesee Community College Trustee Kenneth A. Dodd last weekend at the Association’s meeting in Saratoga Springs. Rev. Dodd is an Oakfield resident.

Rev. Dodd received the award in recognition of his long service and deep commitment to Genesee, as well as his overall interest in the well-being of community colleges across New York State. Rev. Dodd joined the Board of Trustees in 1992. He served as board chairperson for two years.

Rev. Dodd is a United Methodist Church minister, and the pastor of Indian Falls United Methodist Church. He also serves as town supervisor of Oakfield.

The Marvin A. Rapp Award was established in 1986 to recognize longstanding and exemplary trustee service. Trustees who receive the award must have provided significant leadership on their boards, participated in state and national activities benefiting community colleges, and demonstrated a commitment to innovation in community college programs. Recipients typically have a longstanding commitment to a variety of other community activities as well.

The New York State Community College Trustees Association established the award in 1986, and in 1999 named it in honor of Marvin A. Rapp, a Finger Lakes Community College trustee. Mr. Rapp was an educator by profession, and a staunch advocate of community colleges. He assisted in the establishment of 13 of the 30 community colleges in New York State.

Genesee Community College Trustee Melvin J. Wentland, himself a recipient of the Marvin A. Rapp Award in 2001, introduced Rev. Dodd to the assembled trustees, and praised him for his service to community colleges across New York State.
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