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Dr. Kenneth S. Manning Appointed Math, Science & Engineering Department Chair

CONTACT: Judith White (518) 629-8063 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8063

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, July 3, 2002

\"ImageKenneth S. Manning, Ph.D. of Rexford has been appointed chairperson for the Math and Science and Engineering Science department at Hudson Valley Community College. Manning comes to Hudson Valley from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was technical manager for Project Links, a Web-based interactive set of science and mathematics instructional modules.

Previously an adjunct instructor of calculus at Hudson Valley, Manning was assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Norwich University in Norwich, Vermont from 1990-1994, a staff engineer at General Electric from 1994-1996, and taught physics at Colonie Central High School from 1996-1998.

He earned a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Oregon, a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer. He is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Manning describes himself as "a fair and understanding educator," and says, "I want to be in the classroom, around the classroom, and supporting others in the classroom." He will assume his new duties on Aug. 19.

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 each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.