SUNY?Fredonia Chief Diversity Officer will speak to UUCNC

Bill Boener will speak to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Sunday at 11 a.m. The Chief Diversity Officer from SUNY Fredonia will share his research and insights into coping through transitions, understanding the impacts of transitions in our individual lives and how to effectively navigate these often tumultuous timeframes. From dealing with retirement, the death of a parent, empty nest syndrome, the birth of a child, coming out as gay, an identity crisis or anything in-between, this information can relate to anyone in transition. All are invited to attend this service.

Boerner was recently appointed as the new Chief Diversity Officer for SUNY Fredonia. In his role he oversees the office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and has affirmative action responsibilities. He has an extensive background in student affairs administration and received his doctorate in educational leadership.

A native of New England, Boerner just moved to Fredonia, NY this past July with his partner, Dr. Brian Boisvert, a faculty member in the modern languages and literatures department.

During the service, nursery care will be available for children under the age of 5. Grades K-4 will meet with their teachers for Religious Exploration.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is a liberal religious community devoted to promoting individual spiritual development, working toward peace, liberty, and justice in our immediate and global communities, and providing companionship on life’s sacred journey. Worship services are held each Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Grange Hall, 58 W. Main Street Fredonia. Call 679-7944, visit or visit the congregation’s page on Facebook at for more information.