Chairman Wilson invited Dr. Dustin Swanger to come forward to be recognized.


WHEREAS, Dr. Dustin Swanger, Fulton-Montgomery Community College President, is retiring from College service effective July 31, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Swanger was ceremoniously installed on April 28, 2007 as the eighth President of Fulton Montgomery Community College; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Swanger’s affable personality and record of leadership have made him a notable Fulton-Montgomery Community College President; and

WHEREAS, President Swanger’s accomplishments have bound higher education and the community closer together by developing programs to support the regional workforce while introducing innovation and creativity to the FMCC mission; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Swanger created a campus atmosphere that attracts students eager to learn, live and lead in a diverse and dynamic global culture; and

WHEREAS, Dusty served as Chair of the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth and Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, Co-chaired the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council, guided the CEO Roundtable and immersed himself in many other community service efforts; and

WHEREAS, President Swanger’s tenure will go down in history as a period of exponential growth and advancement for the College and its community; and

WHEREAS, President Swanger distinguished himself as the consummate statesman in a craft where such acumen is a superior quality; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby recognizes President Dustin Swanger for his distinguished service to Fulton-Montgomery Community College; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board hereby offers its sincerest best wishes on the occasion of his retirement. Chairman of the Board Wilson thanked Dr. Swanger for his contributions to FMCC and the community.

Dr. Swanger thanked the Board of Supervisors for their dedication to Fulton-Montgomery Community College. He thanked the Supervisors for their friendship and commitment.