NEW PALTZ – Dr. Gerald Benjamin, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Research, Regional Education, and Outreach (CRREO) at the State University of New York at New Paltz, has been appointed to the Ulster County Intergovernmental Collaboration Shared Services Implementation Committee for a term extending from September 1, 2010 through December 31, 2012.
This committee’s charge is to examine the possibility of collaborations between and among two or more general purpose governments in Ulster County in the areas of opportunity identified in the July 2010 Intergovernmental Collaboration in Ulster County Shared Municipal Services Feasibility Study for Ulster County.
As Associate Vice President for Regional Engagement and Director of CRREO at SUNY New Paltz, Dr. Benjamin is uniquely qualified for this appointment. CRREO is the principal locus of the College’s efforts to raise its level of engagement within communities, governments, not-for-profits and businesses across the Hudson Valley. It seeks to conduct research on regional topics; encourage faculty to build regionally-based service activity into their scholarship and teaching; create and direct institutes and programs to meet regional needs; and offer conferences and programs on matters of regional interest.