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SUNY-O President Says Reaching African Summit Tribute To Friend Who Died

SUNY-O President Says

Reaching African Summit

Tribute To Friend Who Died

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Barbara Jean Morris transmitted this image back to Netzger from Kilimanjaro’s summit.

FROM TANZANIA – For Barbara Jean Morris, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was the fulfillment of a promise made to a friend.

“A high school dear friend had decided to summit on his birthday three years ago,” the SUNY Oneonta president said over email. “But he unexpectedly passed away, so the trip was canceled.  I decided that it would be special to summit on my 60th birthday.”

On Friday, July 26, Morris, now finishing her first year as SUNY Oneonta’s president, made it to Kilimanjaro’s summit, Uhuru Peak, 19,340 feet. A photo on SUNY Oneonta’s Twitter account showed her in front of the peak sign, holding a cardboard figure of Red, the college’s Red Dragon mascot.

SUNY President Reports ‘Treacherous Conditions’ On Hike Up Kilimanjaro

DR. MORRIS ON DAY 7 OF CLIMB

SUNY President Reports

‘Treacherous Conditions’

On Hike Up Kilimanjaro

In a tweet at 9:03 a.m. EDT today, SUNY Oneonta President Barbara Jean Morris reports she is encountering “treacherous conditions” en route up Mount Kilimanjaro: “ice, loose gravel and mud.” She’s at 13,000 feet; the mountain is 1,931 feet tall. In Tanzania, it is Africa’s tallest peak. Above, the image on the right is the route she planned to embark on today. Her ascent, which began July 17, may be followed at #DrMorrisTakesKilimanjaro
New SUNY President Named Parade Grand Marshal
BARBARA JEAN MORRIS ON CAMPUS TODAY

SUNY President’s 1st Duty:

4th Parade Grand Marshal

Barbara Jean Morris

ONEONTA – As she begins her new job today, SUNY Oneonta’s news president, Dr. Barbara Jean Morris, has already assumed her first civic assignment: She will be Grand Marshal of the city’s Hometown Fourth of July parade this Wednesday.

The parade marks the first public event for the new president, who arrived on campus last week to begin her tenure as SUNY Oneonta’s eighth president.

Morris, the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., is the college’s second female president – after Nancy Kleniewski, who completed her 10-year tenure June 22 – and proud of her Native American ties.

Administrator From Colorado To Lead Campus

IN OWN WORDS, SUNY ONEONTA’S

PRESIDENT EXPRESSES DELIGHT

ADMINISTRATOR

FROM COLORADO

NEW PRESIDENT

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Barbara Jean Morris

ONEONTA – The State University of New York Board of Trustees today appointed Dr. Barbara Jean Morris, a higher-education administrator from Colorado, as SUNY Oneonta president, effective July 1.

She succeeds Nancy Kleniewski, president since 2008, a student-centric administrator who also reorganized the college under five deans, and implemented an energetic program of construction and renovation that transformed the campus.

Dr. Morris has served as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fort Lewis College, in Durango, Colo., since 2011.

President Named At SUNY Oneonta

BULLETIN

President Named

At SUNY Oneonta

ONEONTA – SUNY Board of Trustees today named Barbara  Jean Morris as SUNY Oneonta’s new president.  She is currently provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fort Lewis College, in Durango, Colo.

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SUNY Oneonta Announces President Will Retire In ’18

SUNY Oneonta Announces

President Will Retire In ’18

Nancy Kleniewski

ONEONTA – SUNY Oneonta President Nancy Kleniewski has announced her plan to retire from the college in July 2018.

She informed members of the College Council and other campus leadership groups before communicating her decision to members of the campus community and parents of students via email earlier today, according to a press release.

“SUNY Oneonta is a wonderful institution, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve as president,” she was quoted as saying in the announcement.

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