Joseph Sarubbi Named Building Technologies Department Chairperson
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, October 12, 2001
Joseph Sarubbi of East Greenbush, who grew
up in the town of Poughkeepsie, was recently named department chairperson
for the Building Technologies department at Hudson Valley Community College.
Sarubbi served as chairperson for the college's Electrical Construction
& Maintenance program committee from 1994 to 1998, will oversee Hudson
Valley's Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Electrical
Construction and Maintenance, Plant Utilities Technology, and Heating/Air
Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services programs, as well the Hudson
Valley Apprenticeship Association.
Sarubbi, who earned a bachelor's degree in
vocational technical education at the SUNY Institute of Technology, joined
Hudson Valley as an instructor in 1979. Among his contributions as an associate
professor, Sarubbi is responsible for the design and construction of a
"state-of-the-art" industrial controls laboratory, which has been touted
as one of the best in New York State.
A journeyman electrician certified by the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Sarubbi also has worked as program coordinator
for Hudson Valley's Electrical Construction & Maintenance program,
handling the curriculum's day-to-day operations from 1995 to 1998. He is
currently pursuing a master's degree in educational administration and
policy studies at UAlbany.
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 9,000 students each year, and is known
as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.