Cayuga Community College has made two senior administrative appointments to fill positions vacated earlier this year.
Jeffrey Rosenthal of Baldwinsville has been named Interim Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, pending a nationwide search to fill the position on a permanent basis. Rosenthal joined Cayuga in 2001 as Director of the Academic Support Center. In 2008 his role was expanded to include oversight of Cayuga Advantage, the college's dual-enrollment program in area high schools. Previously, he served in counseling and management roles with the student support services program of Cazenovia College. Rosenthal earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Binghamton University and a master's degree in counseling and psychological services from the State University of New York College at Oswego. He is pursuing a doctorate in higher education administration from Grambling State University.
John Taylor of Farmington has joined the college as Dean of Information Technology. He comes to Cayuga from Wells College in Aurora, where he directed all aspects of information technology. Previously, he was with Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua, progressing from academic computing systems management to oversight of the administrative local area network and security, hardware and software resources, training and user support. While with Finger Lakes Community College, Taylor received the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service. A graduate of Finger Lakes, Taylor earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the State University of New York Institute of Technology in Utica, Microsoft Systems Engineer certification from Microsoft Corporation and a master's degree in management from Nazareth College.