Registrar Named At Hudson Valley
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or Sarah
Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Kathy Petley of Averill Park has been appointed as
Hudson Valley Community College's new Registrar. Petley has served as Hudson
Valley's Associate Registrar since 1997. Prior to that, she spent five years as
the college's Assistant Registrar.
As Registrar, Petley will be responsible for the
maintenance and security of all student records, and she will oversee all
aspects of the registration process. The Registrar also certifies eligibility
for graduation, veterans' educational benefits, and the New York State Tuition
Assistance Program. Additionally, Petley will review student records with regard
to academic standing.
"Kathy Petley already has a considerable amount of
experience within Hudson Valley Community College's Registrar's office," said
Willie Hammet, Hudson Valley's Vice President for Student Services. "She fully
understands the importance of maintaining the college's records with accuracy
and integrity, and she is extremely familiar with the various state and federal
regulations by which Hudson Valley must abide. Kathy's a perfect fit for the
A 1999 recipient of the Department Chairpersons
Association Award, Petley has been involved with numerous committees during her
Hudson Valley tenure, including: Banner Student Process Team; Conduct and Ethics
Committee; and Student Leadership Committee.
Petley holds a master's degree in Educational
Administration from UAlbany. She received her bachelor's degree, in Mathematics,
from the University Center at Binghamton.
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 Science; and Liberal
Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career
training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York
system, it has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, and is known as a
leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.