Business News: Randolph Baker granted emeritus status at HCCC

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Emeritus status is an honor granted by the Board of Trustees to retired professional academic and administrative staff members who have demonstrated excellence and commitment to making Herkimer College an exceptional institution.

Baker was hired by the college in 2003 as an assistant professor in the Business/Computer Science division and was promoted to associate professor in 2010. He retired in August 2020.

While at the college, Baker developed a science lab course in robotics, was the program lead for computer science, and also worked on many unique curricular proposals,...such as an interdisciplinary Video Gaming curriculum with faculty from multiple discipline areas.

He served as co-chair of the Academic Programs and Support Task Force for Herkimer College’s Middle States Accreditation strategic planning efforts, served on the academic senate and was the advisor to the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Club.

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