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Hudson Valley Community College Foundation Board Names New Members

William F. Fagan '73 also reappointed board chairman

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Five new members have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable corporation that philanthropically supports the college's mission.

The new directors will serve three-year terms that begin Feb. 1, 2005, and run through Jan. 31, 2008. They are: Michael Danieli, director of strategic development for the Times Union; William Dehmer, senior vice president and regional executive for JP Morgan Chase; Kevin Johnson '74, president, New York Long-Term Care Brokers Ltd.; William Muller, professor of fine, studio and performing arts at the college; and Kelly M. Waterson '99, law clerk and estate administrator for Carpenter & Cioffi P.C.

Three current directors were reappointed and also will serve three-year terms: L. Craig Bryce, director of Bryce Funeral Home; Anne S. Morgan, a retired Hudson Valley faculty member; and A. Lynne Scott, an account executive with MVP Healthcare. Scott also was reappointed as the board's secretary, a post she has held since 2003.

Three other board officers were reappointed to one-year terms:

  • William F. Fagan '73, president of William J. Fagan & Sons Inc., as chairman; he has served as chairman since 1998.
  • William T. Chiacchia, executive vice president of Eastern Copy Products Inc., as vice chairman; he has served as vice chairman since 2002.
  • E. Michael McLoughlin, director, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, as treasurer; he has served as treasurer since 2002.

Gifts to the Foundation from alumni, corporations and friends are used to enhance programs, facilities and scholarship opportunities at the college. In the 2003-04 academic year, philanthropic support to the college and Foundation totaled more than $1 million.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 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 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.