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Governance leadership announced

Simin Mozayeni (Economics) has been elected to a two-year term as presiding officer of the faculty. Mozayeni has served as interim presiding officer since October 2007. Rose Rudnitski (Educational Administration) was elected ombudsperson, also a two-year term. The positions take effect in the fall. Elected to the Campus Auxiliary Services Board were Brian Obach (Sociology) and David Cavallaro (Art). Phyllis Freeman (Psychology) was elected to the board as an alternate.

Clothing recycling bins on campus

The college has teamed up with the non-profit organization Planet Aid to install 14 donation bins on campus for the recycling of textile materials. The bins will be installed the week of May 12 next to the dumpsters near every residence hall. Students can recycle clothes, shoes, linens, towels, curtains, purses, handbags, books, small toys and working laptop computers. For more information, visit

Parking Auction bidding open

Five parking spaces are being auctioned off to the highest bidder for the 2008-2009 year beginning the week of May 5. The reserved parking space classifications are: All Campus Employee, Classified Staff, Faculty Management Confidential and Professional Faculty. Bids, which start at $50, can be made in $5 increments by contacting Barbara Caldwell (Development) at x3239 or by emailing bids to Bidding continues through May 20. All proceeds generated by the auction will benefit the Fund for New Paltz. For more information, contact Caldwell at x3239.

Science advisory board formed

The School of Science and Engineering has created a Community College Science Advisory Board (CCSAB). This board comprises the following seven SUNY community colleges: Columbia-Greene, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester. It consists of 44 members, 24 professors from the above community colleges, and 20 from New Paltz. The board met for the first time on March 7 at the college's Terrace Restaurant. For more information, visit