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.

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