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Registrar Named At Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, April 17, 2002

\"ImageKathy Petley of Averill Park has been appointed as Hudson Valley Community College's new Registrar. Petley has served as Hudson Valley's Associate Registrar since 1997. Prior to that, she spent five years as the college's Assistant Registrar.

As Registrar, Petley will be responsible for the maintenance and security of all student records, and she will oversee all aspects of the registration process. The Registrar also certifies eligibility for graduation, veterans' educational benefits, and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program. Additionally, Petley will review student records with regard to academic standing.

"Kathy Petley already has a considerable amount of experience within Hudson Valley Community College's Registrar's office," said Willie Hammet, Hudson Valley's Vice President for Student Services. "She fully understands the importance of maintaining the college's records with accuracy and integrity, and she is extremely familiar with the various state and federal regulations by which Hudson Valley must abide. Kathy's a perfect fit for the job."

A 1999 recipient of the Department Chairpersons Association Award, Petley has been involved with numerous committees during her Hudson Valley tenure, including: Banner Student Process Team; Conduct and Ethics Committee; and Student Leadership Committee.

Petley holds a master's degree in Educational Administration from UAlbany. She received her bachelor's degree, in Mathematics, from the University Center at Binghamton.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.