Two FLCC leaders complete NYS Leadership Academy

Two women and two men posing at an award event
Johanna Duncan-Poitier, the senior vice chancellor for community colleges and the education pipeline for the State University of New York (SUNY), far left, and Robert Nye, president of Finger Lakes Community College, far right, pose with Lindsey Chamberlain, executive director of the FLCC Association, and Ryan McCabe, FLCC associate vice president of academic technology and high impact practices.

Two Finger Lakes Community College leaders were among 34 recognized for completion of the New York State Community College Leadership Academy at an event at FLCC on June 13.

Leadership Academy fellows included Ryan McCabe of Farmington, FLCC associate vice president of academic technology and high impact practices, and Lindsey Chamberlain of Bloomfield, executive director of the FLCC Association. The Association supports the college with auxiliary services, such as food service and a bookstore. They were joined by representatives from 20 other community colleges across New York, including Adirondack Community College and Monroe Community College.

“FLCC is very grateful for this superb learning opportunity provided by SUNY,” said FLCC President Robert Nye. “We are especially proud of our graduates and the great work they will do in the future as a result of this exceptional leadership development.”

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The curriculum covers essential roles of leadership in student success, keeping students’ end goals in mind, the student experience, leadership traits that drive change, managing and advancing institutional change, and effective external partnerships and the leadership journey.

New York was selected, along with Michigan and Texas, as part of a national scale-up project to replicate Ohio’s Leadership Academy for Student Success with funding from Ascendium Education Group, the ECMC Foundation and The Kresge Foundation.

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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