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October 28, 2010

Economist Pearl Kamer Named Head Of College Council

Pearl Kamer
Pearl Kamer
Dr. Pearl Kamer, the highly-regarded Chief Economist for the Long Island Association (LIA) and a key figure in academics, public finance, and government service, has been appointed Chair of the College Council by Governor David Paterson. Dr. Kamer, who became a member of the College Council in July, 2008, chaired her first meeting of the group last month.

Besides her work for the LIA, Dr. Kamer is an experienced educator, having taught urban and regional economics, global trade, and public finance at numerous area colleges, including New York University. She has also directed Global Trade Research Institutes at Long Island University and Adelphi University.

"Dr. Kamer is a professional of the highest caliber who has brought her valuable experience and perspective to our governance system," President Keen said. "I forward to continuing to work with her, especially as we approach the 100th anniversary of Farmingdale State College in 2012."

In addition to welcoming Dr. Kamer, the College Council also presented certificates of appreciates to outgoing Chair Mary Fallon and outgoing Vice Chair Charles Lauer, who had served on the council for 12 years and nine years, respectively.

"We have been exceedingly fortunate to have great leadership on our College Council and we are indebted to Mary and Charles for the service and support they have provided to the College over the years," Dr. Keen said.

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