Robert E. VanDusen

For his insightful guidance, financial stewardship, and uncompromising support of Herkimer College. 

In his capacity as Herkimer County legislator, Robert VanDusen took a lead role in the development of the College over the course of more than thirty years, referring to the College as “the best asset that Herkimer County has.” He used his financial expertise to guide the financial growth of the College in its early years, and as Chairman of the legislature’s Education Committee, Mr. VanDusen introduced and promoted numerous resolutions to secure funding and request bonding and transfers for the creation and expansion of the College’s campus and facilities. His direct actions with the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District and the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency, as well as with the State of New York resulted in over ten million dollars being dedicated to Herkimer College for its infrastructure, academic and benevolent needs.