Fort Schuyler – The State University of
New York Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to approve the appointment
of Dr. Anne M. Kress as the fifth president of Monroe Community College. Her
appointment is effective July 6, 2009. Kress is currently provost and vice
president for academic affairs at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Fla., a position she has held since January 2005.
pleased to welcome Dr. Kress to New York and the State University, where her many
years of experience and wide range of knowledge will be of great benefit to the
students, faculty and staff of Monroe Community College,” said SUNY Board of
Trustees Chairman Carl T. Hayden. “The Monroe Community College search
committee has done terrific work in conducting a thorough national search and I
am grateful for their successful efforts.”
brings more than 20 years of success and experience as an administrator and
educator to Monroe Community College,” said SUNY Vice Chancellor and
Officer-in-Charge John J. O’Connor. “I congratulate her on becoming the fifth
president of the campus and I am confident that the college and surrounding
community will continue to thrive under her leadership. Thanks also to Larry
Tyree for his outstanding service as interim president and for his assistance
with the upcoming transition.”
Kress said, “I am deeply grateful for and honored by the SUNY Board of
Trustees’ vote of confidence. I look forward to working with the faculty, staff
and students of Monroe Community College, the residents of Greater Rochester,
and New York state leaders in strengthening our community — educationally,
economically and culturally.”
succeeds Interim President Larry W. Tyree, Ed.D., who will assist with the
leadership transition. Tyree joined the college after R. Thomas Flynn retired
from the presidency in August 2008.
Anne M. Kress
has enjoyed a long and successful career at Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida, serving in several capacities. Since 2005, she has served as provost and vice
president for academic affairs, with broad responsibilities for academic
programs and academic support services. She has many notable accomplishments
in this position, most particularly in developing innovative programs, grants,
increasing enrollments and articulation, and achieving special recognitions for
to 2005, Dr. Kress also served Santa Fe College as associate vice president for
information management and education technologies, director of the Title III
Project, chair of the English Department and associate professor of English.
From 1998 to 1993, she was an adjunct professor and a teaching assistant at the
University of Florida, Gainesville and at Santa Fe Community College.
received numerous honors and awards for her work and has delivered extensive
papers, presentations and workshops on relevant community college topics,
including at League for Innovation conferences. She is a graduate of the
Community College Future Presidents Institute, 2005, at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, as well as several other leadership programs. In
addition, her service to the community college profession, at the college,
state and national levels is significant in scope.
holds the Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, the Master of Arts in
English, the Bachelor of Arts in English and the Bachelor of Science in Finance
from the University of Florida.
About Monroe Community College
was established in 1961, MCC has served more than a quarter of a million
people. Within the next several years, MCC will welcome the new Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Center for Excellence in Nursing, The PAC fitness and recreational facility, and
Renaissance Square in the city of Rochester to meet evolving educational needs
of people throughout the region.
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