New York City – The State University of New York Board of Trustees
today voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Edward S. Baker as interim
president of Schenectady County Community
College. Baker’s service is effective immediately and continues through June 30, 2009.
“Edward Baker’s two decades of experience and success in continuing and
community education at Schenectady County Community
College make him ideally suited for the important role of interim president of
the campus,” said SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Carl T. Hayden.
president, Edward Baker has the experience, skills and
dedication to work with the faculty, students and staff of Schenectady
County Community College to advance the academic and public service missions of
that vital institution,” said SUNY Vice Chancellor and Officer-in-Charge John
am very honored that the Board of Trustees has entrusted me with leadership of
the College during this period of transition. I am fortunate that SCCC's
management team consists of outstanding professionals who will help me to ensure
that the College moves forward and is fully ready to welcome our new president,
Dr. Quintin Bullock, when he joins us at the end of June," said Baker.
Board of Trustees appointed Baker, SCCC’s dean of Continuing Education, as
Administrator in Charge, effective December 1, 2008. The previous president of Schenectady County Community
College, Dr. Gabriel
J. Basil, retired from the position effective November 30, 2008.
Edward S. Baker
has served Schenectady County Community
College for over 23
years, as assistant dean, associate dean, interim dean of Academic Affairs and
most recently dean of Continuing Education. He has a history of accomplishment
in developing, implementing and expanding community education, continuing
education and workforce development programs, as well as academic support
programs and services for students.
joining Schenectady County Community
College in 1985,
Edward Baker filled various positions in academic support services at various
community colleges, since 1971.
earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Elon College, North
Carolina, and a
Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration (with a specialization in
Developmental Education) from Appalachian State University, North Carolina. In
addition, he has completed graduate work in Adult Education Administration at
Appalachian State University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Baker is a
highly active and contributing member of the Capital District community, for
example, on the leadership team of the Schenectady Business and Education
Partnership, as a member of the Regional Partners Table of the Capital Region
Workforce Investment Board, The Tech Valley High School Business Alliance, and
the board of the Schenectady County Cornell Cooperative Extension.
the 2008 Continuing Educator of the Year Award from the Continuing Education
Association of New York. His resume provides a long list of past presentations
made to professional associations. Baker will receive an annualized salary of
About Schenectady County Community College
One of the
30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, the nation's
largest comprehensive system of higher education, Schenectady County Community
College in upstate New York enrolls over 5,000 students. SCCC
offers 41 career degree, transfer degree and certificate programs. The College
opened its doors for classes in 1969 and continues to provide affordable
comprehensive higher education and adult educational opportunities in response
to local educational needs.
About the State University of New York
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