Five Faculty and Staff to Receive Chancellor’s Awards

Five Faculty and Staff to Receive Chancellor’s Awards

05/01/2018 

Five SUNY Cortland faculty and staff members will receive Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence at Commencement 2018, in recognition of consistently superior professional achievement. 

The honorees, announced by the 64-campus SUNY system Tuesday morning, are:

  • Andrew Fitz-Gibbon, professor of philosophy and chair of the Philosophy Department, will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities. Fitz-Gibbon is director of the Center for Ethics, Peace and Social Justice at SUNY Cortland.
  • Kathleen Burke, professor of economics and chair of the Economics Department, will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
  • Herbert Haines, professor of sociology and chair of the Sociology/Anthropology Department, will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.
  • Lauren Stern, instructional services librarian and interim information literacy/instruction coordinator, will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship.
  • Michelle Congdon, Secretary II in the Human Resources Office, will receive the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service.

“I am always telling people how fortunate we are at SUNY Cortland to have such a talented and dedicated group of faculty and staff, and it is always gratifying when our deserving professionals are recognized,” President Erik J. Bitterbaum said. “Each of these people have worked extremely hard and done so much to help the College’s students and its mission.”

Earlier this year, the SUNY administration promoted two SUNY Cortland faculty members to the rank of “Distinguished.”

  • Sharon R. Steadman, a professor in the Sociology and Anthropology Department, was elevated to the rank of Distinguished Professor.
  • Peter K. Ducey, a professor in the Biological Sciences Department, was named a Distinguished Teaching Professor.


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