Truckenmiller named FMCC 9th president

JOHNSTOWN — At the April meeting of the State University of New York Board of Trustees, they approved the appointment of Dr. Gregory Truckenmiller as the ninth president of Fulton-Montgomery Community College. Truckenmiller has been serving as acting president since Aug. 1, 2019, when former President Dustin Swanger retired after serving as president since 2006.

Truckenmiller began his FMCC career in 2000 as the director of institutional research. In this position, he established a new Office of Institutional Research and organized a program of support for internal and external reporting and analysis, which is still in place today. From 2002 through 2009 he served as the dean of arts and sciences at FM. In this capacity he led four academic divisions as well as the Campus Learning Center. Since 2009, Truckenmiller has served as FM’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. In this role, he served as the chief academic officer, providing leadership to eight academic divisions, the Evans Library, Learning Center, Institutional Research, Information Technology, and office of the Registrar.

Truckenmiller maintains a great degree of involvement in both Fulton and Montgomery counties. He currently serves on the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce Board, Montgomery County Business Advisory Committee, Nathan Littauer Board of Directors (Chair), Nathan Littauer Foundation Board of Directors, Colonial Healthcare Corporation Board of Directors (Chair), as well as many other local affiliations. He is active in professional organizations including the New York Community College Association of Presidents and the New York Association of Chief Academic Officers, (Treasurer).

Truckenmiller earned his bachelor of arts in history and doctorate of philosophy in education from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining Fulton-Montgomery Community College, he worked for the Iowa Department of Education as the chief of the Bureau of Information Technology Services. He resides in Johnstown with his wife Rachel and three sons, Jack, David and Thomas.

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