Genesee Community College’s Board of Trustees elected Trustee Charles R. Ruffino as Board Chair for the 2010-2011 year at the Board’s annual meeting Monday evening. Mr. Ruffino has served as Vice Chair for the last two years. Mr. Ruffino is a resident of Batavia and a retired New York State Department of Education administrator.
Trustees elected Maureen T. Marshall as Vice Chair for the 2010-2011 year. Mrs. Marshall, of Elba, is owner and operator of Torrey Farms, based in Elba.
Trustees elected Diane D. Torcello as Secretary for 2010-2011. Mrs. Torcello, of Pavilion, is a Bank of Castile branch manager.
In other business, the Board of Trustees:
•Heard President Stuart Steiner report that State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher sent him a letter expressing her pleasure at serving as Genesee’s 2010 commencement speaker in May.
•Heard Dr. Steiner report that Genesee will receive $417,424 in Perkins Vocational and Technical Education funding for the coming year. The grant will provide support for career-oriented programs at the College.
•Heard Dr. Steiner report that the New York State Education Department has given final approval for the College’s new Veterinary Technology degree program and Polysomnographic Technology degree program. The College may now accept students for both programs.
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