Baker Reappointed to College Council

By Franci Valenzano, Public Relations Associate

LarryB (Morrisville, NY – Oct. 2014) Lawrence J. Baker, of Hamilton, has been reappointed to serve on the College Council at Morrisville State through June 30, 2021.

Baker, who grew up in Utica, worked at Morrisville State College for more than 42 years before retiring in 2004 as assistant to the president for special projects, which included coordinating commencement and emeriti functions.

Throughout his career at Morrisville State, he held numerous positions including instructor in the college’s School of Business, professor, chairman of the business division, vice president for administration and acting president.  He has served on the College Foundation since 1980.

An active member of his community, Baker serves as commissioner on the Municipal Utilities Commission in Hamilton, as chairman of the Community Memorial Hospital Foundation, and is a member of the Village of Hamilton Tree Committee and the executive committee of the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board. He served for 22 years on the Community Memorial Hospital Board, which established an endowment fund in his name—The Larry Baker Endowment Fund at Community Memorial Hospital.

Additionally, he is past treasurer of the Mid-York Foundation (a charitable organization) and served as trustee and mayor of Hamilton. In 1999, he was honored during a tribute to raise money for historic Madison Hall, in Morrisville, for his many years of community service in southern Madison County. He also received the Roses For Living Award from the Hamilton Rotary in 2007.

Baker was selected to give the keynote address at the college’s 100th commencement ceremony in 2011. The Larry Baker Spirit Award at MSC is named in his honor.


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