For Immediate Release — Friday, Jan. 27, 2006


Mary E. McCrank

Media Relations Officer

(585) 245-5516

Andrea J. Klein appointed director of campus scheduling and events at SUNY Geneseo

GENESEO, N.Y. — Andrea J. Klein has been named director of campus scheduling and events for the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Klein comes to Geneseo from SUNY College at Buffalo, where she most recently served as the interim director of the office of orientation and first-year programs. Her responsibilities at Geneseo will include overseeing campus scheduling; special events, including commencement and new student convocation; and coordinating existing academic programs such as the First-Year Institute: the Geneseo Adirondack Experience. She assumed her new duties Jan. 17.

In her new role, Klein will work with faculty, staff and students to coordinate collegewide events such as homecoming and family weekend, major guest lectures, conferences, and major presidential ceremonies. She also will manage the sales and marketing efforts for summer conferencing and entrepreneurial academic programs.

"Andrea Klein is a wonderful addition to our Geneseo community. She brings a host of experiences and skills that will allow her to hit the ground running," said Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Katherine Conway-Turner. "We look forward to capitalizing on her enthusiasm and her well-honed abilities in special events, special programming and scheduling."

Prior to her most recent role at SUNY College at Buffalo, Klein served as the assistant director of the office of orientation and first-year programs. In addition, she served as an instructor/teaching assistant, helping first-year students with reading comprehension and study skills, and as a student advisor and mentor to undergraduate students on academic probation or in need of guidance and support in their academic pursuits and personal wellness.

"It is a great honor to become part of the SUNY Geneseo community. As a lifelong Western New Yorker, I have interacted with this campus on several occasions: my sister attended college here, I attended music camps here during high school, and I have seen some wonderful music ensembles perform in the Wadsworth Auditorium over the years. How exciting to now be in the role of planning great events for this campus," said Klein.

"I look forward to the wonderful opportunities that await me here, opportunities that will challenge me to grow professionally and personally. I also look forward to working with the people of this campus community who make Geneseo the well-respected institution it is today."

Klein, a resident of Warsaw, N.Y., received her bachelor's degree in business studies and her master's degree in student personnel administration from SUNY College at Buffalo.