Mid-Hudson Independent Higher Education Forum on August 19

News Date: 8/1/2012

CICU, in conjunction with Mid-Hudson private, not-for-profit colleges and universities, announce the “Mid-Hudson Independent Higher Education Forum: Brainpower, Partnerships and Resources for Our Region” on Monday, August 19 at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh.

The forum will highlight partnerships and provide an opportunity for exchanging ideas and networking for higher education, government, business and community leaders. Discussions will focus on further harnessing independent higher education’s community and workforce contributions for the economic and social good of the region.

More than 52,000 students enroll each year at independent, not-for-profit colleges and universities in the Mid-Hudson Valley. These campuses directly employ 12,500 individuals and contribute $4.3 billion to the New York State economy annually. Along with their role as anchor tenants, Independent Sector campuses also are talent magnets, workforce and innovation catalysts and community partners.

For registration and directions, visit: http://ishudsonvalleyforum.eventbrite.com/


9:00 am – Networking Breakfast

9:30 am – Welcome and remarks from Father Kevin Mackin, O.F.M., president, Mount Saint Mary College and presidents of Mid-Hudson Independent colleges and universities.

10:15 am  – “Think Globally, Hire Locally” Panel

Moderator: Aimee Vargas, Mid-Hudson Regional Director, Empire State Development


  • Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt, Executive Director,Children's Media Project
  • Marsha Gordon, President/CEO, The Business Council of Westchester
  • Judith Mills, Vice President of Human Resources, Mediacom Corporate Headquarters
  • Al Samuels, President/CEO, Rockland Business Association


11:15 am - Questions & Discussion

11:30 am - Closing Remarks

Contact: Jennifer Miller, Director of Communications, CICU at 518-436-4781 or by email at jennifer@CICU.org

CICU Member Campuses in the Mid-Hudson Valley: 
Bard CollegeCochran School of NursingThe College of New Rochelle,Concordia CollegeThe Culinary Institute of AmericaDominican CollegeFei Tian CollegeFordham UniversityIona CollegeLIU HudsonManhattanville CollegeMarist CollegeMercy CollegeMount Saint Mary CollegeNew York Medical CollegeNew York UniversityNyack CollegePace University, Sarah Lawrence CollegeSt. Thomas Aquinas College, and Vassar College.

Forum Partners:

Rockland Business Association






The Business Council of Westchester








Orange County Chamber of Commerce

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