Ave Bauder

Executive Director, Seneca County CCE


W. Averell H. Bauder (Ave) has served as the Executive Director of Cornell
Cooperative Extension in Seneca County since 2010. In addition to his oversight of
all Association programming, he has particular interest/responsibilities for climate
change and sustainable energy as well as Community and Economic Development.
He serves as the co-chair of the Climate Change PWT, Chair of the Administrative
Management Group for the Finger Lakes Grape Program, and is a member of the
CCE System Strategic Planning Committee. Working with his 4-H staff, they
formed Seneca GR&EEN (Generating Recycling and Energy Education Now) a teen
peer education group in the areas of recycling, sustainable energy and climate
change. Prior to coming to CCE, Ave was the Director of the Center for Community
Engagement and Service-Learning at Hobart and William Smith Colleges where he
led 8 post-Katrina service-learning trips with students to New Orleans. He also
served as the Executive Director of the Seneca County and Finger Lakes Chapters
of the American Red Cross, where he started Seneca Teens Accepting Responsibility
(STAR) a national and state award winning HIV/AIDS teen peer education group.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
from Hobart College and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration
from Syracuse University. He resides in Willard with his wife and two sons.