Name: Genesee Community College
President/CEO: James Sunser
City: Batavia (main campus) with six campus centers located in four counties
Campus Setting: Rural
Year Established: 1966
Governing Board Website
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data
2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 7,365
Part Time: 49.9%
Full Time: 50.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.8%
Native American: 0.6%
Charles R. Ruffino
Quote from the President
"Genesee Community College serves a largely rural population throughout the 2,500 square miles of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties. With a winning combination of state-of-the-art technology and staff dedicated to improving the lives of students of all ages and walks of life, GCC connects rural communities to educational and cultural opportunities that most families and small businesses hadn’t dreamed possible. Despite the small regional population (212,000), GCC has steadily become a mid-sized community college consistently delivering quality, innovative programs to its four-county service area using seven campus locations and a robust online learning system."
- Genesee’s newest academic program is polysomnographic technology or the study and treatment of sleep disorders—the only program of its kind in the state.
- GCC opened the Roz Steiner Art Gallery in 2011 offering 1,700 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibit space for professional and student artists.
- The Genesee Symphony Orchestra is GCC’s resident orchestra, offering four to six live performances on campus each season.
- The annual ECO-Fest celebration of Earth Day continues to grow each year. At the 6th annual event in 2011, the college collected a record 25,000 pounds of recyclable electronic waste, 250 pairs of sneakers, and 45 American flags for proper recycling and disposal. The event also had more than 40 different environmentally-oriented displays and exhibitors.