Aliberti will oversee a staff of 21 full- and part-time officers and staff members in the college’s Public Safety Department.
Prior to his retirement in June from the Albany Police Department with the rank of sergeant, he served as patrol sergeant, patrol officer, community services and crime prevention officer and public information officer. Aliberti joined the police force in 1987, after working as a teacher in the Albany Public Schools. He taught seventh grade science at Hackett Middle School and Regents chemistry, biology and general biology at Albany High School from 1983 through 1987; he also served as an adult education instructor at Albany High, teaching biology and chemistry, from 1985 through 1988.
Aliberti was recognized for his work by the Kiwanis, which named him Police Officer of the Year in 1996, and by Albany County, which presented him with its Traffic Safety Award in 1998. He also received the city’s Community-University Relations Award in 2000.
Beginning with former Chief of Police Robert Wolfgang, Aliberti was involved with setting up and continuing an advisory council between law enforcement, city officials and college representatives in the city of Albany. That experience was one of the factors which led him to take on the position at Hudson Valley.
Aliberti received his bachelor’s degree in biology and his master’s degree in education from the University at Albany.
Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 associate’s degree and certificate programs in four schools: 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 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.