Siena was voted “Best College” in the Times Union’s annual Best of the Capital Region contest; President Gibson ranks among the Higher Education Power 50.

More than 55,000 readers participated in the Times Union poll, which ranks everything from restaurants to sports to local attractions. This was double the number who participated the year before. 

Siena finally unseated cross-town rival University at Albany, which had nabbed the top spot in the contest for the past few years running. “Siena got out the votes,” the brief write-up read. 

All winners were posted online, and in a special section included in the September 17 print edition.

Plus, City & State New York recently took a close look at how college leaders are handling a wide range of challenges to compile their Higher Education Power 50 ranking. In only his first months as president of Siena College, Christopher Gibson ’86 Ph.D. came in #30 on the second annual listing. 

“College and university leaders are finding creative ways to adjust and adapt while maintaining an unshakable focus on their fundamental mission of educating students and preparing them for purposeful and productive lives,” read the introduction.

Check out the entire ranking here.