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GCC will up tuition by $50 each semester

Posted 21 May 2018 at 3:18 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Genesee Community College is shown at the main campus in Batavia in this photo from Feb. 13.

Press Release, Genesee Community College

BATAVIA – In continuing its long-running mission of making a college degree both affordable and accessible, Genesee Community College’s Board of Trustees approved a very modest tuition increase of $50 per semester.

This will make GCC’s 2018-2019 full-time student tuition $4,150 for a full year of study for New York State residents. For part-time students, the cost per credit hour will increase to $170 per credit for New York State residents. The Board will continue to review the college’s overall operating budget in the coming weeks while waiting as the Genesee County Legislature reviews the County Budget which includes an appropriation for GCC.

In other business last week, the Board of Trustees:

• Approved the 2018-2023 “Framing Our Future” five-year Strategic Plan which included revisions to both the College’s Mission and Vision Statements, and the development of five Strategic Priorities and related Core Objectives. This document will guide all facets of the institution throughout the coming five years from budget requests to decisions on new structural and curricular changes.

“This plan will guide everything we do,” President James M. Sunser stated. In the coming weeks, the Strategic Plan will be become an integral new page on the college’s website but a PDF of the plan is available by clicking here.

• Approved the granting of 583 academic degrees or certificates to Genesee Community College students who will complete their studies this spring or have completed in the previous 2018-2019 academic year. The award of each degree or certificate is subject to the students’ satisfactorily completing all of the course requirements. The college will award 13 Associate in Arts (A.A.) degrees; 269 Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees; 277 Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees; and 24 certificates.

• Approved the promotion of nine faculty members, upon the recommendation of the Board’s Personnel Committee. Faculty members promoted from associate professor to full professor include: Maryanne Arena, Heather Jones and Candice Vacin; faculty members promoted from assistant professor to associate professor include: Dr. Carolyn Caccamisse, Cynthia Hagelberger, Dr. Teresa Sukiennicki, JoNelle Toriseva and Joseph Ziolkowski; and instructor Dr. David Johnson has been promoted to assistant professor.

• Approved three “Resolutions of Appreciation” for three distinguished members of the College community who are either retiring or graduating. Dr. Virginia (Ginny) M. Taylor, who served GCC with distinction for 19 years in the Office of Student and Enrollment Services with the most recent title of vice president, will be retiring this summer. In addition, Kevin P. Hamilton, who served as the vice president of Finance and Operations for the past ten years, is also retiring from GCC this summer. And finally, Benjamin B. Martis, the student representative on the Board of Trustees will be graduating this weekend and transferring to SUNY Fredonia.

• Appointed more than 420 business and professional leaders to 25 GCC community advisory committees. These committees provide guidance to college administrators and faculty members about curriculum, internship opportunities, and workforce needs and trends. Advisory committees include: Accelerated College Enrollment (ACE); Albion and Medina Campus Centers; Business; Criminal Justice; Dansville Campus Center; Digital Art; Fashion Business; Food Processing Technology; Health and Physical Education; Human Services; Information Technology; Lima Campus Center; Nursing; Office Technology; Paralegal; Perkins Grant; Physical Therapist Assistant; Polysomnographic Technology; The BEST Center-Precision Agriculture; Respiratory Care; Teaching Assistant; Theatre Technology; Tourism and Hospitality Management; Veterinary Technology; and Wyoming County Campus Centers.

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