April 19, 2013 – Barbara Hugo and Daniel Kuffner have been appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the Dutchess Community College Board of Trustees and sworn in as its newest members.
Hugo is a former Clerk of the Dutchess County Legislature. Her public administration experience also includes work with New York City’s Environmental Protection Administration as well as the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Government. In addition, Hugo worked for both Proctor and Gamble and People magazine prior to moving to the Hudson Valley in 1999 and establishing a video post-production and graphic design firm.
Kuffner is a former Dutchess County Legislator who served on numerous committees, and also as liaison between the legislature and the DCC Board. He is a retired teacher who taught for more than 30 years in the Hyde Park Central School District and was the owner of Kuffner Painting for 27 years. He coached cross country teams for local high schools and has volunteered as a Hyde Park Little League coach and a CYO basketball assistant.
“Both Ms. Hugo and Mr. Kuffner bring solid experience and valuable insight to DCC’s Board of Trustees,” said Thomas LeGrand, board chair. “We look forward to working with them in continuing to provide our students with a high quality, accessible higher education.”
In addition to Hugo and Kuffner, the DCC Board of Trustees is comprised of: Thomas E. LeGrand (Chair), Vincent J. DiMaso (Vice Chair) , Betsy Brown (Secretary), Richard Keller-Coffey, Kip Bleakley O’Neill, Robert G. Rolison, Sherre Wesley and Student Trustee Luke Cierniak.