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Mohonasen School Superintendent to Lecture on Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. at Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, January 8, 2003

Dr. L. Oliver Robinson, the superintendent of the Mohonasen Central School District, will discuss the dreams and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a part of Hudson Valley Community College's Voices: A Library Lecture Series.

Dr. Robinson's presentation, titled "The Dreams and Legacy of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.: Deferred Does Not Mean Denial," will take place in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 29.

In his lecture, Dr. Robinson will discuss how Dr. King's aspirations transcend social differences by emphasizing peace over war, love over hate, and tolerance over discrimination.

Dr. Robinson is one of the youngest acting school superintendents in New York, the first African-American school superintendent of the Mohonasen Central School District, and one of only three African-American school superintendents in the greater Capital Region.

Dr. Robinson received his bachelor's degree with dual majors in business economics, and organizational behavior and management from Brown University in 1991. He received a master's degree and a Ph.D. in education administration-school finance from the University at Albany.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has graduated more than 55,000 students.