Erie Community College Social Science Professor Gene Grabiner was appointed to Distinguished Service Professor rank in an honorific capacity by the State University of New York Board of Trustees at its meeting Tuesday, May 11.
The Distinguished Service Professorship is conferred upon instructional faculty at SUNY’s four-year institutions and community colleges who have achieved a reputation for extraordinary service not only to the campus and to SUNY, but also to the community, the State of New York or the nation, by sustained effort in the application of intellectual skills drawing from the candidate’s scholarly and research interests to issues of public concern.
During Grabiner’s 28-year career at ECC, he co-founded the college’s Campus Councils, co‐founded ECC’s honors program, co-chaired the Middle States self-study team, developed a number of new courses, and, most recently, worked on ECC’s global initiatives in his role as project director of the ECC‐GDCIC study abroad experience in Guangzhou, China. He previously received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Erie Community College meets the needs of a diverse student body and contributes to regional economic vitality by providing excellent, flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs in a multi-campus environment committed to continuous improvement.