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SUNY GCC - Genesee Community College

巴达维亚,纽约 – After more than a decade of leadership and service to the institution, Genesee Community College President, Dr. James Sunser, announced that he intends to retire at the conclusion of the 2023-24 academic year.

In a personal message, Sunser informed the campus community and thanked colleagues for being partners in always holding student success as the highest priority.

“My time at Genesee has represented some of the most rewarding of my long professional career in higher education,” said Sunser.  “I have been honored to serve a dedicated board of trustees, faculty and staff that always put students and their success at the center of every decision. I could not have asked for more and I will leave with a heart filled with gratitude. I want to thank the entire GCC community for the support and friendship you have offered me over so many years.”

During his time leading GCC, Sunser oversaw the development of the Richard C. Call Arena and the Student Success Center, capital projects that represented the largest fundraising efforts ever undertaken by the College. He also provided leadership during the historic COVID-19 pandemic that drastically altered the delivery of services, never wavering from the commitment to putting students first.

Prior to his service at GCC, Sunser held several senior level positions at SUNY Onondaga Community College over a 22-year period.  In addition, he served five years as an administrator at Syracuse University.  He currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Middle State Commission on Higher Education’s Executive Committee, where he previously served two terms as Chair in 2020 and 2021.

In the coming months, the Genesee Community College Board of Trustees will launch a comprehensive search for the next campus president.

Media Contact:

Justin Johnston

Vice President, Development and External Affairs

 (585) 345-6809

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