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Buono Names New Director Of Admissions

CONTACT: Jeff Foley or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, March 23, 2001

Hudson Valley Community College President John L. Buono recently announced that Mary Claire Bauer of Albany has been appointed as the college's new Director of Admissions.

Bauer, who most recently served as Dean of Admissions at SUNY New Paltz, brings more than 20 years of college admissions experience to Hudson Valley. At SUNY New Paltz, her scope of responsibility included: developing and implementing recruitment strategies; maintaining all standards, policies and procedures for freshman admissions; and supervising the admissions staff. Prior to her four years at SUNY New Paltz, Bauer spent 18 years at Canisius College. She also worked at Niagara University and the State University College at Buffalo.

"Mary Claire Bauer has a very thorough understanding of the college admissions process," Buono said. "And she brings a lot of energy and fresh ideas to Hudson Valley Community College. We're lucky to have her working for us."

Bauer is a former member of the Executive Board of the National Catholic College Admissions Association. In 1996 she received a Distinguished Service Award from the New York State Association of College Admissions Counselors (NYSACAC). A 1999 recipient of the SUNYCAP Achievement Award for Marketing, Bauer is a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, NYSACAC, and the Western New York Consortium of College Admissions.

Bauer received a bachelor's degree from SUNY Buffalo in 1973 and master's degree in Student Personnel Services in 1977.

As Director of Admissions, Bauer will develop and implement long-range plans for student recruitment. A special interest of Bauer's will be to enhance the image of Hudson Valley Community College as a premier educational institution, offering certificates and degrees leading to exciting career opportunities.

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.