A reception on March 14 at Cayuga Community College honored the long-term service of Vincent M. Klein on the College's board of trustees.
Klein, who joined the board in 1975, was presented with a plaque at the event, as faculty, students, and administrators cited his help in guiding the College through nearly three decades of growth and development in response to the community's needs. He was applauded as both a devoted friend of Cayuga Community College and an active member of the Auburn community who has served on many civic organizations' boards.
During Klein's 1987-89 tenure as chair of the board of trustees, the College undertook a $6.5 million renovation project to revitalize and expand campus facilities, completed an intensive review of its progress by submitting a comprehensive report to the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools which maintained its accreditation, established the Business and Industry Center, and developed plans to expand services into Oswego County.
Klein, a resident of Auburn, indicated plans to retire from his position on the College's board of trustees once a replacement has been named by the Governor.