NORWICH – Two veteran members of the Morrisville State College staff will assume leadership for the college’s Norwich branch as Dr. Ted Nichols, who has led the campus since 2002, prepares to step down.
Nichols, who oversaw the development and subsequent expansion of the branch campus from small quarters on South Broad Street in Norwich to its own $8 million facility on Conkey Avenue, will leave at the end of June to take a position as Dean of Academic Affairs at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.
“Dr. Nichols provided strong leadership during an important time at the Norwich Campus, and we are grateful for his service to the college and the community,” Dr. Ray Cross, Morrisville State College president, said. “I wish him all the best in his new position.”
Dr. David Rogers will become interim dean of the Norwich Campus. Rogers has served as dean of the School of Business at Morrisville State College since 1999, and will add responsibilities for the overall operations of the Norwich Campus. As Dean of the School of Business, Rogers has led the school in the development of several bachelor degree programs and the creation of an Entrepreneurial Institute. He also served as Interim Dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Rogers, of Nelson, received a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University.
“I am looking forward to continuing the development of educational programs that can offer both individual opportunities for students and workforce diversity for the greater Norwich community,” Rogers said.
Marsha Cornelius will become interim director of the Norwich campus. She will oversee day-to-day operation. Cornelius has served the Norwich campus in various positions since 1993, most recently as Coordinator of Advising and Operations. Cornelius, of Norwich, received an A.A.S. degree from Morrisville State College and B.S. and M.A.S.S. degrees from Binghamton University. She is currently completing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Phoenix...