College president named co-chair of regional panel


SUNY Cobleskill President Marion A. Terenzio has been appointed co-chair of the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council, the council announced Tuesday.

Terenzio succeeds Dr. Dustin Swanger, president of Fulton-Montgomery Community College, who served as co-chair since 2017.

“It has been my privilege to serve on the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council, and I’m honored to assume one of the council co-chair positions,” Terenzio said in a media release. “The council’s collective efforts have supported sustainable economic growth by encouraging new investments and job creation across the Mohawk Valley, and I would like to thank Dusty Swanger for his years of dedication to the region.”

Terenzio served as “a driving force behind the creation of the Institute for Rural Vitality at SUNY Cobleskill,” which was founded to engage the resources of the college in collaboration with regional partners to enhance community and economic vitality in rural New York, the release said.

Through eight rounds of the REDC initiative, the MVREDC has delivered $615 million for 640 projects, the release said. The MVREDC is composed of Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie Counties.

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