The campus community is invited to attend a memorial service for Dr. Carey W. Brush at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in the Craven Lounge at the Morris Conference Center.
Dr. Brush, who served as an administrator in a variety of roles at SUNY Oneonta, passed away on Dec. 29, 2013, at the age of 93 in Vancouver, Wash.
An outstanding academic leader who contributed a great deal during his tenure at the college, Brush first came to Oneonta in 1951 to teach for one semester in the social sciences division. He taught courses during several summer sessions in the 1950s and joined the faculty in 1958. In the years that followed, he assumed a variety of positions, including history professor, acting chair of the social sciences division, the college’s first director of liberal arts studies, and vice president for academic affairs. He served as interim president during the 1987-1988 academic year and retired from the college in 1989.
Trained as a historian, Dr. Brush found time to write the definitive history of SUNY Oneonta in a two-volume set titled, “In Honor and Good Faith (The First Seventy- Five Years, 1889-1965)” and “In Honor and Good Faith (Completing the First Century, 1965-1990)”.
The college flag will be flown at half-staff on Dec. 12 in his memory.