Glen DuBois Named Genesee Community 2008 Commencement Speaker

Dr. Glenn DuBois, Chancellor of the 23-campus Community College System of the State of Virginia, will be the Class of 2008’s Commencement Speaker, President Stuart Steiner reported to the Board of Trustees this evening. Dr. DuBois is already well-known to many Genesee faculty and staff, having served Genesee as Dean of Off-Campus Instruction and Community Education in the early 1990s.

Commencement will be held May 18 at the Batavia Campus. The Class of 2008 will be Genesee’s 40th graduating class.

Over the years, Dr. DuBois has become a leading national authority on community college teaching. During the 2000-2001 year, he served as chair of the National Council of Directors of Community Colleges, one of the most prominent national positions in the community college movement. He is an engaging speaker, Dr. Steiner told trustees, who knows Genesee and its students. “He is a fine speaker, and has always been one of the best advocates not only for community colleges in general but for Genesee Community College,” he said.

Dr. DuBois has held his current position since 2001. Prior to his service in Virginia, he served as Commissioner of the New Hampshire Technical Community College System and Director of Community Colleges for the State University of New York. He has also served as a faculty member and department head in the Massachusetts community college system. Dr. DuBois holds a doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts.

Editor’s Note: A photograph of Dr. Glenn DuBois is available at: DuBois.jpg