Meeting Held to Discuss Faculty Exchange
Representatives from Alfred State College (ASC) met recently with representatives from Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Wyoming County Dairy Institute to create an arrangement whereby ASC and Cooperative Extension will conduct a pilot program involving a faculty exchange for the next academic year. Dr. Dorothea Fitzsimmons, assistant professor, ASC Agriculture and Horticulture Department, will spend one day per week at the Dairy Institute sharing her veterinary expertise with farmers in Wyoming County, while Joan Petzen, extension issue leader for agriculture and natural resources - business management educator, will travel to Alfred State to share her expertise in farm business, policy, and tax structure with students enrolled in agriculture programs at ASC. This exchange is expected to be a long-term arrangement between the two entities. The impetus behind the partnership is "to merge our resources and blend our programs to better meet the needs of the people in our region," notes Dr. Ronald R. Rosati, ASC provost and vice president for academic affairs. Meeting to discuss the agreement earlier this summer, were, front row, l-r: Fitzsimmons; Dr. John M. Anderson, Alfred State College president; Helene Dillard, executive director of Cornell Cooperative Extension; and Petzen. Back row, l-r: John Buckwalter, ASC interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences; William Maddison, Executive Director of CCE, Glenn Applebee, executive associate director, CCE; Dr. Ronald R. Rosati, ASC provost and vice president for academic affairs; and Victoria Bolton, SUNY distinguished professor and chair, ASC Agriculture and Horticulture Department.