posted on April 26, 2011 11:14
Another long-time administrator at Genesee Community College is retiring.
Michael Stoll is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Math, Science and Career Education.
Mike has been with GCC for 40-years and has seen the school change over the decades:
"We've grown into a school of many more program and transfer opportunities. We now have a school with a national reputation, noted for its innovation and quality programs. High technology and yet, high touch," Stoll said.
GCC has put together several semesters of enrollment growth, but local high school class sizes are beginning to decrease. Stoll says GCC must continue to innovate:
"New programs are the key. Programs that will attract students who previously would have gone somewhere else. For example we have two new programs, the Veterinarian Tech program and what is currentlty the only program of its kind in New York State, our Polysonnographic Program for students wishing to enter the field of sleep disorders as sleep technicians."
Stoll is a native of Bergen and still resides there.
He started at GCC as an instructor in the Business Department when the school was located in an old discount department store. The site is now Genesee County Building Two on West Main Street.
Stoll is retiring at the same time GCC President Dr. Stuart Steiner is leaving his post, also after 40 years with the college.