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11/23/2004
Hudson Valley Community College to Name Sixth President

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071 or (518) 248-4555 (cell)
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, November 23, 2004

WHO: Dr. Robert H. Hill II, chairman of the Hudson Valley Community College Board of Trustees.
WHAT: Dr. Hill will announce the Board of Trustees' selection for the presidency of Hudson Valley Community College.
WHEN:

1 p.m. TODAY (Tuesday, November 23, 2004)

WHERE:

Board Room, Guenther Enrollment Services Center
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, New York

DETAILS:

Hudson Valley has been searching for a new president since its fifth president, John L. Buono '68, announced in September 2003 that he would retire in December of that same year. Dr. Marco J. Silvestri has been serving as the college's interim president since January; he did not seek the permanent presidency. The new president will assume the top job at the fastest-growing community college in the State University of New York system. Hudson Valley has seen record-breaking enrollment for the past three academic years, and this year, the college has broken the 12,000-student mark for the first time in its history, enrolling 12,316 students in credit-bearing courses or programs, which represents an eight percent increase over the 2003-04 academic year. Another 14,000 people take advantage of the college's non-credit and business and industry training offerings annually.