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Rensselaer Names Local Man Vice President for Administration

May 14, 2001

Rensselaer Names Local Man Vice President for Administration

Claude Rounds Recently Served as Vice President at Albany Med

Troy, N.Y. — Claude D. Rounds of East Greenbush has been named vice president for administration at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute effective June 4, 2001.

Rounds recently completed 15 years of service as vice president for plant management at Albany Medical Center. Prior to that, he served the hospital for seven years as manager of plant operations and maintenance.

“Mr. Rounds brings to Rensselaer more than 30 years of experience in facilities and property management,” said Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson, in making the announcement. “He is a skilled engineer, administrator, communicator, and strategic planner.

”In addition to his professional training and experience, Mr. Rounds has been a long-time resident and active community member here in the Capital Region. We are fortunate to have him join the administration at Rensselaer,“ Dr. Jackson said.

Before joining Albany Medical Center in 1979, Rounds was director of physical plant and facility planning at Hudson Valley Community College. Earlier, he served as Rensselaer County Director of Environmental Health, director of plant operations at Wilton Developmental Center, and as senior building construction engineer for the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene.

A registered professional engineer, Rounds earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University, in Fargo, N.D., and has an associate degree in construction technology from Hudson Valley Community College.

He is a board member of the Health Resource Conservation Coalition, past chair and member of the University Hospitals Consortium Steering Committee for Technology Management and Facilities Management, and chair of the Hospital Association of New York State Technical Advisory Group.

Rounds served on a number of national advisory groups including the Advisory Committee on Healthcare Safety of the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Rounds is former chair of the East Greenbush Planning Board and chair of the Town of East Greenbush Project Review Team. He has served as project planning consultant for the Town of East Greenbush and as engineering consultant for the Town of Nassau. Rounds is president of the Board of Directors of Rouse, RPC, and an instructor at Hudson Valley Community College, where he also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for Plant Technology.

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