Chancellor’s Award for Excellence Honors Three at SUNY Cobleskill

Cobleskill, NY – The State University of New York has announced that three SUNY Cobleskill faculty and  staff members have received the 2019 – 2020 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.

Professor Anne Rogan has received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, Susan Brodie has been honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service, and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service has been presented to Wendi Richards.

The awards, conferred by SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, are System-level honors recognizing consistently superior professional achievement and encouraging the ongoing pursuit of excellence. The awards underscore SUNY’s commitment to sustaining intellectual vibrancy, advancing the boundaries of knowledge, providing the highest quality of instruction, and serving the public good.

“In every aspect of their work, these three dedicated professionals – Dr. Anne Rogan, Susan Brodie, and Wendi Richards –  have contributed enormously to our academic enterprise. They each have enriched the lives of countless students and colleagues,” said SUNY Cobleskill President Marion A. Terenzio. “We are privileged to work with them and congratulate them on receiving this high honor. On behalf of the entire SUNY Cobleskill community, we say thank you for your exceptional achievements.”

Professor Anne Rogan, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

Professor of Agriculture and Food Management Anne Rogan, Ph.D., has received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service for her tireless commitment to students, the College, SUNY itself, and the surrounding region for 19 years. A passionate educator, she has guided innumerable students to their own success. She is a registered dietician, an expert in nutrition and food safety, and has authored and directed grants that enhance SUNY Cobleskill’s educational experience. She is a dedicated advocate of sustainability and is a significant force in the College’s conservation efforts. Dr. Rogan holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, a master’s degree in food science, and completed her Ph.D. at Union College’s Graduate Management Program.

Susan Brodie, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service

Susan Brodie received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service in recognition of her 20 years of outstanding performance. As Administrative Assistant 2 in the busy School of Business and Liberal Arts and Sciences Office, she adeptly juggles her responsibilities for four academic departments, along with the complex and detailed requirements for the school Dean. Department Chairs rely on her extensive knowledge and support. She is always accessible to students, many of whom view her as a leader, mentor, and a tremendously helpful resource for any number of issues. She is an educator who consistently solves problems before they become critical. Throughout SUNY Cobleskill, she is known for excellence and alacrity. Beyond her demanding position, Ms. Brodie is quick to lend a hand as a volunteer to support other areas of campus and the surrounding community.

Wendi Richards, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service

Wendi Richards, Associate Director of AccessABILITY and Transition, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service to honor her passionate commitment to students with learning, physical, and emotional disabilities, and her diligent work to ensure that their learning is barrier-free. For 8 ½ years, she has worked closely with students to help acclimate them to the campus and community, make social connections, and develop skills needed for college success. Ms. Richards consistently educates the campus on the importance of providing all students with a vibrant and welcoming learning community. She provides outreach, education, and support to help faculty understand and meet students’ unique academic accommodation needs. She is actively involved with the Southern Tier Consortium of Accessibility Resource Professionals, NY College Learning Skills Association, NYS Disability Services Council, and the Association for Higher Education and Disability.


This release was published by SUNY Cobleskill, 06/03/2020

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