SUNY trustees name new president to SUNY Geneseo

Denise Battles names President of State University College at Geneseo

GENESEO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The state University College at Geneseo has a new president, an academic and administrator from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Denise A. Battles will take over the post July 1 after getting the stamp of approval from the University Board of Trustees.

Battles has experience as a geologist, professor and as a higher education administrator.  She has worked at the  University of Northern Colorado, Georgia Southern University and at University of North Carolina Wilmington

Battles, a native of Oswego County, succeeds Christopher C. Dahl, who retired from Geneseo in the fall of 2013. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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