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Buono Names New Dean

CONTACT: Jeff Foley or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, February 1, 2001

Hudson Valley Community College President John L. Buono announced today that Randall F. Jarmon of Malta has been appointed as the college's new Dean of the School of Business and the School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies.

Prior to joining Hudson Valley, Jarmon co-founded and served as president of Scintilla, Inc., a consulting firm that offers management consultation services to higher education institutions. Before Scintilla's opening, Jarmon served as the Dean of Business for Regents College. He also created and teaches correspondence and online "Introduction to Management" courses for St. Joseph's College of Maine.

"We're thrilled to have Randall Jarmon at Hudson Valley Community College," Buono said. "His track record speaks volumes. When Dr. Jarmon was at Regents College, he successfully managed one of the best business advising teams in the world. On top of that, he was largely responsible for maintaining a student retention rate that was about two-thirds better than the relevant national average. Dr. Jarmon clearly knows how to get the job done."

Jarmon earned a bachelor's degree in General Engineering in 1969; a master's from the Cornell University School of Business and Public Administration in 1976; and a Ph.D. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1993.

As Dean of the School of Business and the School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies, Jarmon will be responsible for maintaining and building programs, curricula and courses pertinent to the divisions. He also will monitor program enrollments; provide budget control and development; and supervise the preparation of faculty schedules, examination schedules, class sizes, class loads and student schedules.

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 Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.