The water and shores of Cayuga Lake and surrounding hillsides offer great vantage points for a glimpse of Ithaca College. But there is a unique vista a few folks can claim for themselves: the long view obtained from decades spent on campus.
For Dave Prunty, that perspective is courtesy of his nearly 35 years at IC. He’s currently the executive director of Auxiliary Services (the group responsible for everything from dining to mail), but those years also include various positions in student affairs and residential life.
So he’s seen a lot.
“I can't even begin to talk about all the ways that the college has changed. Almost every time that has happened, it created new opportunities,” he said.
Yes, those opportunities offered exciting challenges to tackle over his career. (The same is true for his wife, Bonnie, the current Vice President of Student Affairs and Campus Life, who has been with the college nearly as long as Dave.) But they also mark the maturation of IC as an institution: from the physical space, to academic offerings, to programs and opportunities to better meet student needs.