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OSWEGO -- Dr. Norman Weiner, distinguished service professor of sociology at SUNY Oswego and director of the college's Honors Program, was recently elected vice president of the National Collegiate Honors Council, the nationwide association of college and university honors programs and honors colleges.
He will become president of the council at the end of 2003, making him the first president in the organization's 36-year history from a SUNY school.
Weiner has directed Oswego's Honors Program since 1992, and Oswego has been active in the National Collegiate Honors Council for at least 20 years, he said. "It provides an opportunity and a forum for honors directors, faculty and students to exchange ideas and have access to current developments in honors education," he said.
After a year as vice president, he will serve as president-elect for a year, during which he will be responsible for organizing the council's national conference, scheduled for November 2003 in Chicago. The annual conferences usually draw around 2,000 participants, he said.
Weiner has served three years on the organization's executive committee and co-chairs its publications board, which works with Peterson's Publishing Co. to produce a national guide to college honors programs and colleges.
Among his other scholarly and professional activities, Weiner chairs the editorial board of the State University of New York Press.
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