Randy McCullough ’86 Named to Hartwick College Board of Trustees

Hartwick College has named Randy L. McCullough ’86 of Saratoga Springs, NY and Amsterdam, NY to its Board of Trustees. McCullough, deputy executive director of the New York State Funeral Directors Association, Inc. (NYSFDA), is one of three new members to join the 26-person board.

McCullough has worked for the NYSFDA for 20 years, having served in his current capacity for the past 12. He also manages the association’s public affairs department, which oversees both government affairs and communications and marketing. The NYSFDA represents almost 950-member firms and 2,300 licensed funeral directors in the state.

“It is a true honor and privilege to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees for my alma mater, Hartwick College, an institution that has given so much to so many,” McCullough said. “I am very grateful to my fellow Trustees in their vote of confidence by electing me to join them on the College’s governing board.”

Board members serve terms of three years, and there is a three-term limit; more than 75% of the Board are Hartwick College alumni.

Prior to the NYSFDA, McCullough served for 10 years in various capacities, including legislative director and energy committee director, for former New York State Assemblyman Paul D. Tonko, who now represents the Capital District area of New York State as a member of the U.S. Congress. McCullough is a native of Amsterdam, NY.

Additionally, McCullough is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Affairs Council and governing board of the United Presbyterian Church of Amsterdam, NY, for which he chairs its Stewardship and Finance Committee. McCullough previously was a member of the Board of the Empire State Society of Association Executives, Inc. (ESSAE), serving as its chairman for one year, is currently on the ESSAE’s Government Relations Committee, and is past Chair of the organization’s Nominating Committee. He was also a member of the Board of the American Red Cross (Northeastern New York Chapter).

He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hartwick in 1986, studied at The George Washington University, and graduated from the Public Affairs Council’s Public Affairs Institute.

“Strategic Board governance is key to organizational success,” said Hartwick College President Margaret L. Drugovich. “Hartwick’s Board is comprised of experienced individuals with a diverse array of experiences in industry, finance, marketing, banking, education, law, and various non-profit enterprises. The Board’s decisions propel the College toward its future. We are very glad to have this opportunity to work closely with Randy as we focus on the preparation of Hartwick’s students for successful professional careers.”

McCullough has previously served the College as a member of the Alumni Association’s Executive Committee, and president of its Albany-area Alumni Chapter.

For more information on the Hartwick College Board of Trustees, please visit the website or contact Senior Assistant to the President and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees Kerri Green at greenk2@hartwick.edu or (607) 431-4162.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact:     David Lubell
E-mail:        lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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