Battles begins presidency, collaborative learning initiative

Though Denise Battles officially assumed the role of president of Geneseo on July 1, the week of Aug. 30 represented a new beginning with most students returning to campus. Since becoming president of the college, Battles has announced her approach to immersing herself in the college, instituting her Deep Learning program and planning the first 100 days of her presidency.“We just had our convocations for faculty and staff and for students within the past week, so I’m making sure that I don’t identify new initiatives absent that conversation and consultation,” Battles said. “I want to make sure I get to know the people, the programs, the place and our position really very well before I get into that mode.” Now that classes are in session, Battles has spearheaded an initiative…


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