Phyllis Carito of Kinderhook has been named Dean Emeritus (Vice President) of Columbia-Greene Community College, following her retirement after 22 years of service.
Carito, who served as Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs from 2004 to 2018, was unanimously awarded the distinction by the C-GCC Board of Trustees, which noted her “legacy of academic excellence and respect from her colleagues” in the official resolution.
“Phyllis was the guiding light for academic support,” added Board Chairman Ned Schneier, “and also a devoted steward of the academic integrity of the curriculum. She established an integrated program of planning, scheduling, assessment, and academic program management, and lead accreditation and reaccreditation processes to successful conclusions.”
The C-GCC Board of Trustees authorized the granting of emeritus status to college administrators in 1986, recognizing those who have retired from the college after at least 15 years of service, held the title of Dean prior to retiring, and whose service is judged as having been exemplary.