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The College will welcome four presidential finalists to campus March 4-7.  This link below has their bios and information about the open forums.

All who interact with the final candidates during their campus visits have the opportunity to complete an anonymous survey regarding their observations of strengths and areas of potential growth. The information will be compiled by search consultant, RH Perry, and submitted to the Board of Trustees before selecting the successful candidate. To submit comments, please click on the survey link below for each candidate.  The deadline for survey completion is 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 8.

Search Process Timeline

March 4 – 7, 2024
The finalists will be on campus to interview with the GCC Board of Trustees and engage with the college community during open forums and other meetings.

March 11, 2024
GCC Board of Trustees confidentially selects the new president during executive session.

April 16, 2024
SUNY Chancellor presents GCC Board selected finalist to SUNY Board of Trustees. College announces new president.

July 2024
President takes office.

*All dates are subject to change

Search Advisory Committee Members

Maureen Marshall

Search Committee Chair/GCC Trustee

Donna Ferry

GCC Trustee

Mary Alice Panek

GCC Trustee

Sarah Noble-Moag

GCC Trustee

Isaiah Jones

GCC Student Trustee, Representative: Students

Patty Hume

Development & Alumni Coordinator, Representative: ESPA (Civil Service Staff Union)

Jennifer Wakefield

Executive Director of Workforce Development, Representative: Managerial Confidential Staff

Lina LaMattina

Director of Business Programs/Assistant Professor, Representative: GEA (Faculty/Professional Staff Union)

Charles Scruggs

Professor of History, Representative: Academic Senate

Paul Alioto

Dansville CSD Superintendent, Representative: Community

Norbert Fuest

Appletree HR and Consultants, Representative: GCC Foundation/Community

Gregg Torrey

Genesee County Legislator, Representative: Genesee County/Community

Laurie Miller

GCC Trustee Emeritus, Representative: Community

Ex-officio Members

Jacalyn Whiting

GCC Trustee/Chair of Board of Trustees

Johanna Duncan-Poitier

SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline

Lauren McCabe

SUNY Director of Communications and Strategic Planning

Jennifer Miller

SUNY Assistant Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline

Zulaika Rodriguez

SUNY Assistant Vice Chancellor for Presidential Recruitment, Evaluation, and Development

Contact Information

If you have any questions or suggestions, or would like to make a confidential inquiry please contact:

Joanne Bashford, Ed.D.

RH Perry Senior Consultant
Mobile – (305) 467-9488

Thomas DaRin

RH Perry Senior Consultant
Mobile – (585) 451-9385