Category: New & Noteworthy

Jim Baldwin

James Baldwin, the president and chief executive officer of Excelsior College, will retire on July 3, 2020. Baldwin was appointed to the role by the Excelsior College Board of Trustees in October 2016, after serving as the executive vice president of the College since September 2014. A strong proponent of the transformational power and enduring …

Trustees new to the board are (left to right) Kent Clark, Jennifer Gentry, Karen Kocher, and Quintessa Miller. In January 2020, four new members joined the Excelsior Board of Trustees: Kent Clark, president and chair of the board of Clark Advisory Group and former CEO of AMVETS National Service Foundation; Jennifer Gentry, chief nursing executive, …

Kane Tomlin

As an executive consultant with the Florida Department of Transportation, a professor of applied cybersecurity for Tallahassee Community College, and an instructor of national security for Excelsior College, Kane Tomlin is familiar with leading teams and seeing projects through to completion. That experience plus his extensive background in project management and two degrees from Excelsior …

President James N. Baldwin awarding an honorary degree to Rep. Paul D. Tonko

On September 3, 2019, President James N. Baldwin awarded an honorary degree to Rep. Paul D. Tonko, a sixth-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing New York’s 20th Congressional District in the Capital Region. “Throughout his career, Congressman Tonko has been a champion for the working class and advancing policies that create jobs. …

Comfort, Confidence, Community, Courage, Curiosity

New first course positions learners for success throughout their degree program To help provide students with an engaging start to their learning experience at Excelsior College, all undergraduate students admitted to the College as of November 1, 2019, are taking a Cornerstone course that will provide them with foundational skills and the resources needed for …

Alumni Award Winners

Alumni Award Recipients are (left to right) Jeffrey Baker, Christine Robinson-Cooley, and Greta Kostac. Three alumni were honored for their outstanding achievements at the College’s annual Awards Convocation on July 11, 2019. Dwayn Hanford ’05, Alumni Association president, and Mark A. Bowman ’00, chair of the Awards Committee of the Alumni Leadership Council, presented the awards. …

Excelsior College offers a professional development training for college-level faculty who are interested in improving their students’ writing skills for academic, career, and life success. The free, self-paced Writing in the Disciplines Certificate Course includes assessments and optional networking discussion forums during which faculty who wish to can share resources and collaborate on designing assignments …

Keith W. Wilson

Nyquist Leadership Series event considers how communities can streamline support for military veterans Keith W. Wilson, of the Army’s Soldier for Life program, encourages communities to establish a network of services for veterans. Photo: Jason Hughes With about 200,000 servicemembers leaving the military each year, opportunity exists to ensure veterans make a smooth transition to …