Michele S. Flint, Assistant Professor of Accounting/MIS, received the Tyll van Geel Award at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education commencement ceremony in May, where she graduated with an Ed.D. in higher education. Flint holds a B.S. from Utica College of Syracuse University, and an M.B.A. from St. Bonaventure University.
With many years of experience in the accounting and finance industry, Flint focused her research in finance and governance in higher education. A certified public accountant, she also served as a school board member for the Amherst Central School District from 2003-09.
The University of Rochester award is named for Tyll van Geel, professor emeritus, who is a renowned scholar of education law and applied ethical issues in education. Professor van Geel, who retired in 2006, was instrumental in designing the educational leadership program at the Warner School. The award honors a doctoral student in educational leadership who demonstrates Professor van Geel’s commitment to thoughtful, ethical leadership and decision making, and rigorous application of scholarship to practice.