New Windsor Resident Will Represent his Fellow Students

PHOTO: Alex De La RosaMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- New Windsor resident Alex De La Rosa officially began his one-year term as SUNY Orange’s student Trustee Tuesday (Sept. 10) when he was sworn in by chairman Joan Wolfe during the College’s Board of Trustees meeting.

As the student Trustee, De La Rosa will represent the College’s nearly 7,000 students at Board meetings and other special College events. A graduate of Newburgh Free Academy who is pursuing a degree in international studies, De La Rosa has been actively involved in student activities on SUNY Orange’s recently expanded Newburgh campus over the past year.

“I feel honored and privileged to have been elected as a student Trustee,” De La Rosa says. “It is important for me to be an active and aware student, and to be involved in what’s happening at the College. I look forward to representing my fellow students, making them more aware of how the College works and showing them the benefits of getting involved in student life.”

A 2012 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, De La Rosa serves as president of the Newburgh campus Board of Activities, sits as a student representative on the College-wide Sustainability Committee and is a member of the Student Senate. He also is an active community volunteer, having donated time for a variety of events in support of Safe Harbors of the Hudson in Newburgh.

At NFA, he was an honors student and earned eight varsity letters (two each for baseball, wrestling and football, and one each for tennis and track).

De La Rosa’s one-year term will conclude at the Board’s June 2014 meeting.

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