Public meeting schedule for TC3 presidential finalists

From Tompkins Cortland Community College:

Members of the community are invited to meet each of the three finalists for the position of President of Tompkins Cortland Community College. The dates, time, and locations for the public sessions have been set:

Dr. Orinthia Montague
March 6 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Ithaca Extension Center
March 7 | 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. | Cortland Extension Center

Dr. Seamus Reilly
March 9 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Ithaca Extension Center
March 10 | 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. | Cortland Extension Center

Dr. Peter Soscia
March 13 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Ithaca Extension Center
March 14 | 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. | Cortland Extension Center

Ithaca Extension Center
Tioga Place
118 North Tioga Street
Ithaca Commons
Ithaca, NY 14850

Cortland Extension Center
157 Main Street
Cortland, NY 13045


Dr. Orinthia Montague is currently the Vice President of Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota, where she previously served as Dean of Students. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Provost and Associate Provost at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has been awarded a B.A. from Truman State University, an M.A. from Lindenwood University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Dr. Seamus Reilly is Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Parkland College in Illinois, which he has previously served as a faculty member, department chair, and soccer coach. He earned both a B.A. and an M.A. from University College, Dublin, and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Illinois. He has also taught at the University of Illinois, Bradley University, and two universities in Spain.

Dr. Peter Soscia is Campus Executive and Senior Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Orange County Community College, where he is responsible for the Newburgh, New York campus. He has served as Associate Dean of Instruction at Genesee Community College and as a Business and Social Sciences Lecturer at each of these institutions. Prior to that, he had a long career in business, working for both Eastman Kodak and Bausch and Lomb. He has earned a B.S. from St. John Fisher College, and M.B.A. from the University of Rochester, and an Ed.D. from Northeastern University.

The plan is to present a final candidate to the SUNY Board of Trustees for approval in May.