Ruffino, Marshall Torcello Re-elected to GCC Board of Trustees

Last evening, Genesee Community College’s Board of Trustees re-elected Charles R. Ruffino as Board Chair for the 2011-2012 year; as well as Maureen T. Marshall, Vice Chair; and Diane D. Torcello, Secretary.

Last evening, Genesee Community College’s Board of Trustees re-elected Charles R. Ruffino as Board Chair for the 2011-2012 year; as well as Maureen T. Marshall, Vice Chair; and Diane D. Torcello, Secretary.

Mr. Ruffino is a resident of Batavia and a retired New York State Department of Education administrator. Mrs. Marshall, of Elba, is owner and operator of Torrey Farms, based in Elba. Mrs. Torcello, of Pavilion, is a Bank of Castile branch manager.

Trustees met at the Batavia Campus for their annual meeting.
In other business, the Board of Trustees:

  • Heard that the College will receive a $209,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the College’s Nursing Workforce Diversity program. The grant enables the College to help licensed practical nurses successfully transition to the College’s nursing program and eventually become registered nurses. The grant provides mentoring, tutoring, stipends, scholarships, and technology support. This is the second Nursing Workforce Diversity grant the College has received.
  • Approved a resolution authorizing President Stuart Steiner to execute documents for the sale of the lease of the Verizon cell tower located on the Batavia Campus. The resolution updates Board action from June, and gives the College the opportunity to receive proposals from more than one company. Sale of the lease would provide at least $176,000 to the College, as well as 50% of any revenues generated from the tower. The sale is subject to an environmental review and approval by the Genesee County Legislature, sponsor of the College.
  • Approved a series of technical revisions to Board policies, such as inclusion of gender-neutral language in policies.


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