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HAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College has announced it will enlist a Comeback Taskforce to consider the many options and questions the College must address as it prepares to welcome students, faculty, and staff back to campus for the fall 2020 semester.
Earlier in May, the College announced to its campus community that it intends to open the campus for the fall semester. As a result, the newly-formed Comeback Taskforce will develop contingency plans to address any needed precautions and consider the many questions that need to be answered before the community returns to campus.
Some of the scenarios the taskforce will prepare for include gathering size limits, hybrid classroom schedules, the possibility of an adapted class schedule, residence hall modifications, or a slightly delayed start to the term, if necessary. However, Hilbert will execute those plans only if they are needed to further protect the well-being of the entire campus community.
Later this summer, Hilbert will announce its specific plans and any modifications for the fall semester based on the work of this taskforce.
“Once again, we plan to be on campus in the fall and are doing everything in our power to support that,” Hilbert President Michael Brophy, Ph.D. said. “The only thing that would prevent a return to campus would be a public health directive from the state or federal government.”
Members of Hilbert College’s Comeback Taskforce
Jean Boland – Vice President for Finance and Administration
Michael Brophy – President
Mike Carbery – Compliance and Student Services Coordinator/ Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach
Vito Czyz – Director of Campus Safety
Gary Dillsworth – Superintendent of Physical Plant Operations
Colleen Kumiega – Faculty, Human Services
Scott Patronik – Faculty, Professional Studies
Robert Pawelski – IT Coordinator/Smart Classroom Specialist
Nicole Robbins – Administrative Assistant to the Vice Presidents
Greg Roberts – Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students
Matthew Rosinski – Student, Class of 2023
Tony SanGiacomo –Adjunct Faculty
Chris Siuta – Director of Counseling
Jill Cole-Splawski – Director of Residence Life and Community Standards
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 800 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs in criminal justice administration and public administration, including a track in health administration.
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