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CCC to hold inauguration for new president

Cayuga Community College announced the inauguration of the college’s eighth president. A ceremony will be held for Dr. Brian M. Durant on Friday, April 15th in the Bisgrove Theatre at 1:00 pm.The ceremony will be followed by a reception, which will be held in the Student Lounge. College officials announced the ceremony and reception — urging the public to attend the event. Jeffrey L. Edwards, Chair of the Board of Trustees will welcome guests and Dr. Anne Herron, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs will serve as master of the ceremony.Johanna Duncan-Poitier, SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline, will conduct the investiture ceremony. Special guests will include Dr. Kristine Duffy, President of SUNY Adirondack, and the Honorable Keith Batman, Chair of the Cayuga County Legislature. Dr. Durant was selected as the eighth president of the college after an extensive internal and external search. He succeeded Dr. Gregory DeCinque, who served as the College’s interim president from November, 2013.Prior to becoming Cayuga’s president, Dr. Durant spent nearly 10 years at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury, New York serving in several roles, including Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Dean for Student Affairs, and as a faculty counselor. During his time as Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Durant provided leadership in all aspects of credit and non-credit bearing academic programs, enrollment management, and student services. Prior to joining SUNY Adirondack, Dr. Durant’s experience includes service at Sage College of Albany in Albany, New York and Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, New York.Durant earned his Doctor of Education from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with a concentration in Higher Education Administration. He received his Master of Science in Education degree in Counseling from The College of Saint Rose in Albany and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from SUNY Plattsburgh. About Cayuga Community CollegeFounded in 1953, Cayuga Community College is one of 64 accredited institutions that make up the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Cayuga offers open access and an affordable gateway to higher education, with courses and degree programs offered at campuses in Auburn and Fulton, NY and online. Cayuga Community College provides a strong liberal arts foundation for further study and career preparation. The College also addresses identified community needs through targeted training and personal enrichment programs. By sustaining academic excellence within a supportive learning environment, the College, a careful steward of human and fiscal resources, serves as a valuable asset to the development of our local, regional, and global communities.

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