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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.