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Today’s obituaries: Cerri A. Banks, Syracuse University administrator, earned 3 degrees from SU

Cerri Annette Banks, 55, died Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Catskill, she graduated from Monroe Community College.

She went to Syracuse University, where she earned three degrees: a bachelor’s degree in inclusive elementary and special education, a master’s degree in cultural foundations of education and a Ph.D. in cultural foundations of education.

“She credited her time as a Syracuse student for changing the trajectory of her life,” her obtiuary said.

She also worked in higher education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Mount Holyoke College and Skidmore College, before returning to SU in 2021. At SU she was vice president of student success and deputy to the senior vice president.

A private memorial service planned for Saturday, August 13 will be available on Zoom. Tindall Funeral Home has arrangements.

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