Educational Achievement Award

SUNY Geneseo

The State University of New York Council for University Advancement periodically presents its Educational Achievement Award to an individual “who has made significant contributions to public higher education in New York State.” The Educational Achievement Award is being coordinated by Dawn Baumgarten, Senior Director of Annual Giving, University at Buffalo. The due date for nominations is March 1. If you have any questions, you can reach her directly at



Previous Educational Achievement Award winners are:

  • Teresa A. Miller, Senior Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff, SUNY Office of the Chancellor
  • Nancy L. Zimpher, SUNY Chancellor
  • Sorrell E. Chesin, Ph.D., Executive Director (ret.), University at Albany Foundation
  • Stephen P. Johnson, Vice President for Government and Community Relations (ret.), Cornell University
  • Dr. W. Hubert Keen, President, Farmingdale State College
  • Donald M. Blinken, Chair, SUNY Board of Trustees
  • Ernest L. Boyer, SUNY chancellor
  • James Chen, SUNY Faculty Senate chair
  • Dr. Muriel Howard, former president, Buffalo State College
  • John B. Johnson, Watertown Daily Times publisher
  • D. Bruce Johnstone, SUNY chancellor
  • Horace Mann, Philanthropist and Buffalo State Distinguished Service Professor
  • Robert McVittie, SUNY Geneseo president
  • Elizabeth Luce Moore, Chair, SUNY Board of Trustees
  • John “Tim” Reilly, United University Professions (UUP) president
  • Peter A. Spina, Monroe Community College president
  • Edward C. Sullivan, New York State Assembly
  • John E. Van de Wetering, SUNY Brockport president
  • Robert Wegman, Philanthropist
  • Clifton R. Wharton, Jr., SUNY chancellor

Message from The 2017 Educational Achievement Award Winner: