Philip Danaher Appointed to Hudson Valley Community College Board of Trustees

January 26, 2021

Philip Danaher

The Rensselaer County Legislature has appointed Philip J. Danaher of East Greenbush to the Hudson Valley Community College Board of Trustees.

An attorney and lifelong Rensselaer County resident, Danaher currently serves as counsel to the Rensselaer County Legislature as well as corporation counsel for the City of Rensselaer and Grafton town attorney. He was elected to the county legislature from 2010 to 2018, representing East Greenbush. Admitted to the New York State Bar in 1986, he has operated a private law practice with an emphasis on family law, bankruptcy law, and municipal law since 1991.

He is active in the Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit and has served on the board of the Holy Spirit School. He has been active in coaching youth and adult sports teams in his community.

Danaher received his juris doctorate degree from Albany Law School in 1985 and completed a B.A. in political science at Siena College in 1982.

“On behalf of the entire Hudson Valley Board of Trustees, I’d like to welcome and congratulate Philip Danaher on his appointment to the board,” said Board Chairman Neil Kelleher. “We look forward to working together with him as we continue to serve our Hudson Valley students and the greater Capital Region.”

“We look forward to having Philip Danaher’s expertise and experience on the college’s Board of Trustees and we appreciate his willingness to help move Hudson Valley Community College forward,” said President Roger Ramsammy.

Danaher fills the board seat of Joseph Kapp, Ph.D., who passed away on Aug. 5, 2020. He will serve the remainder of Kapp’s term, which runs through June 30, 2022.

The college’s 10-member Board of Trustees is appointed by the governor, who names four members, and the Rensselaer County Legislature, which names five members to serve seven-year terms. One member is elected by the student body for a one-year term.

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