Campus center advisory boards help FLCC stay in touch

Geneva Campus Center building
Geneva Campus Center on Pulteney Street

Finger Lakes Community College uses advisory boards to help ensure its programs and services remain responsive to community needs. Many academic programs have advisory boards, and each of the campus centers in Geneva, Newark and Victor has a group of community leaders and FLCC employees who meet regularly. Conversations can lead to new programs. 

A case in point is the upcoming Science and Technology Career Expo at the Victor Campus Center, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For a downloadable event flyer and directions, see the FLCC events calendar. 

Newark Campus Center building
Newark Campus Center,

The idea came out of a conversation with local school district officials who talked about the need for more career events for middle schoolers. While open to all middle and high school students, the Oct. 20 event will specifically target students in their early teens, who are just beginning to think about life after high school.

Victor Campus Center buiding
Victor Campus Center on Victor Heights Parkway, off Route 251

Students will have an opportunity to discuss science and technology careers with FLCC faculty, staff and alumni. They will also hear from local businesses and tour the campus center’s labs and classrooms.

Anyone interested in serving on an FLCC campus center advisory board can contact Carol Urbaitis, vice president of enrollment management, at

Below are community members serving on campus center advisory boards:

Terri Bavis, superintendent, Waterloo Central School District
Jackie Brown, Seneca Falls Central School District superintendent’s office
Joseph Davis, employment and training supervisor, Yates County Department of Social Services
Michelle Reed, Seneca Falls Superintendent
Bo Wright, Geneva City Schools Superintendent
Lynn Herzig, owner, the Herzig Group, Inc., New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network
Katherine Price, director of the Geneva BID
Lucille Mallard, coordinator, Ontario County Drug Court
Regis McDonald, LCSW, community member
Erica Paolicelli, partner at Three Brothers Wineries
John Parrott, Jr., partner, Finger Lakes Partners, LLC
Jeff Shipley, executive director, Seneca County Chamber of Commerce
Lara Turbide, vice president of community services, Finger Lakes Health
Erica Collins, executive assistant and strategic projects manager, city of Geneva
Ryan Wallace, CEO, Solar Home Factory
Susie Monagan, executive director, Smith Center for the Arts
Jessica Townley, Cornell AgriTech human resources

Melissa Correia, Director, Newark Public Library
Susan Hasenauer, superintendent, Newark Central School District
Steve Hasseler, assistant vice president, Lyons National Bank
Don Lasher, president, Capstone Real Estate Development
Kathleen McGuigan, principal, PTECH
Ale Mendoza, human resources manager, Optimax Systems, Inc.
Richard Plympton, CEO, Optimax Systems
Jay Roscup, director, Finger Lakes Community Schools
Maura Snyder, vice president of operations, Newark Wayne Hospital
Johnathan Taylor, mayor, village of Newark
Ellen Wayne, commissioner of social services, Wayne County

Deb Culeton, vice president of talent management
Andy Doell, superintendent, Bloomfield Central School District
Don Emirbayer, director, FLCC Victor Campus Center
Lynn Freid, executive director, Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
Jeff Friend, vice president, Lyons National Bank
Mark Hamilton, owner, Integrated Systems
Kevin Lootens, president, CNC Technical Services, Inc.
Jack Marren, supervisor, town of Victor
Tim Niver, director, Victor Farmington Library
Kathy Rayburn, director, Victor Local Development Corporation
Susan Stehling, Farmington Chamber of Commerce
Timothy Terranova, superintendent of schools, Victor Central School District
Mark Valerio, safety coordinator for the power group, O’Connell Electric Company, Inc.
Chauncy Young, managing member, Sage Financial

Author: Lenore Friend

Lenore Friend is the director of public relations and communications at FLCC and the college's liaison with Finger Lakes TV. Contact her at (585) 785-1623 or

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