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July 26, 2006

Charles L. Lauer Reappointed to the Farmingdale State College Council


Charles L. Lauer
Charles L. Lauer

Mr. George P. LaRosa, Officer-in-Charge of Farmingdale State University of New York, is pleased to announce that Southold resident Charles L. Lauer was reappointed a member of the College Council. This appointment was made by Governor George Pataki.

A distinguished educator, Mr. Lauer has dedicated his life to providing quality education to the communities of Long Island.

He began his career in 1952 as an elementary school teacher at Brentwood Union Free School District. During the next forty-eight years, he held a variety of positions in numerous districts including Middle Country and BOCES I, II and III. From teacher, he was promoted first to Assistant District Principal, then Supervisor of Elementary Education and finally Superintendent. He was Superintendent of Schools for Floral Park-Bellerose, Smithtown, Westhampton Beach, Riverhead, Bayport-Blue Point, Sagaponack, and Wainscott.

He achieved permanent New York State Certification as a School District Administrator, Superintendent, Secondary School and Elementary School Principal, Supervisor of Elementary and Secondary Instruction, Social Studies and Common Branch. He was a member of the New York State Teachers Association, National Education Association and the New York State Council of School Superintendents. From 1992 through 2000, he was both the Secretary and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Suffolk County Community College and was named Trustee Emeritus upon his departure.

Retirement has not slowed Mr. Lauer down. Since 2001, Mr. Lauer has been a member of the Farmingdale College Council. He is an active member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greenport and has frequently volunteered in soup kitchens.

Mr. Lauer attended Rutgers University, where he earned a BS degree. He earned a MS degree at Hofstra University and has earned additional graduate credit at New York University, Adelphi University and Hofstra University.