Orange lawmakers approve OCCC master plan, new term for human resources commissioner



GOSHEN – The master plan for the next 10 years at SUNY Orange was approved Thursday by the county legislature.
The document, developed by an architectural consulting firm, assessed the infrastructure needs for the school with campuses in Middletown and Newburgh, said college President Dr. Kristine Young.
“What the plan does it take a look at who is our population today,
who might our population be 10 years from now both in terms of how many,
but also what are the programs they might be enrolled in and make sure
we are right-sized and have the correct facilities for those students,”
Young said. “It helps us anticipate things like technology –
do we have the right band width and Wi-Fi capacity for students who are
increasingly using those things,” she said. The plan also looks
at physical aspects such as parking facilities as well as academics.
The legislature also unanimously approved a second six-year term for
county Human Resources Commissioner Steven Gross, who was lauded for his
fair and balanced approach to running his office which oversees personnel
hiring on the county, town and village levels.

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