Vanderhoef to Co-Chair Dominican's Palisades Institute

The Palisades Insitute of Dominican College has brought C. Scott Vanderhoef on board. 

The institute specializes in leadership training for organizations and groups in the New York-New Jersey region. 

Here's their press release:

The Board of Advisors of the Palisades Institute of Dominican College is pleased to announce that former County Executive, C. Scott Vanderhoef, 
will join the board as a Co-Chair alongside founding Chair, James E. Hennessy.
"We are pleased to welcome Scott to the board of advisors," stated Vincent Frankel, Executive Director of the Palisades Institute. "His extensive background, including strong executive experience in community building, will be a terrific resource as we support the organizations in Rockland County and the surrounding region in achieving long term success.” 

Vanderhoef is an attorney specializing in Environmental Law. Connected to the people of Rockland County as a native, a public servant, and a volunteer, he served as Rockland’s County Executive from 1994 to 2013. In that role, Mr. Vanderhoef built on his deep connection to the County and its people. He used his knowledge of the environment to create the Open Space Preservation Program which led to the creation of four new parks including Haverstraw Bay County Park.

He also worked with communities to plan for well-reasoned land use, commissioned the first new comprehensive master plan in more than 25 years, and supported the rehabilitation of many of Rockland’s downtowns. Along with Legislator Harriet Cornell and a key group of community leaders, Vanderhoef supported the establishment of the first countywide Century Collaborative for Children and Youth” in the nation. He was instrumental in the founding of Leadership Rockland and his service to other community organizations has been prolific.

Mr. Vanderhoef has earned degrees in history, education, and law. He has published scholarly articles on environmental and land planning issues and has taught an environmental law course at St. Thomas Aquinas College. He has also taught as a guest lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Vanderhoef received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Dominican College in 1995 and a Doctor of Humane Letters from St. Thomas Aquinas College in 1999.

The Palisades Institute was created in 1990 as part of Dominican College of Blauvelt, NY to serve for-profit, government, and not-for-profit organizations in Rockland and Orange counties in New York, Bergen and Passaic counties in New Jersey, and other nearby areas. The aim of the Institute is to assist leaders to advance their organizations in achieving greater long-term success by providing them with professional development and information on the subject of Leadership, Quality, and Ethics–especially the integration of those concepts. The Palisades Institute offers seminars and workshops which address issues related to the integration of the principles from a variety of perspectives.
Docrick March 11, 2014 at 06:48 AM
Jim "Catfish" Hunter March 11, 2014 at 06:53 AM
So The Palisades Institute will be in financial distress soon. Great.
Watchdog March 11, 2014 at 08:41 AM
Resume is incomplete. A month after he left office after 20 years Rockland County had just $42 ,000 in cash, unable to pay its bills until partially bailed out by a bond offering which still leaves us $30 million in the red. By ALL ACCOUNTS. The triumvirate of Vanderhoef, Cornell and Schoenberger was a DISASTER for Rockland County.
Mad Dog March 11, 2014 at 10:21 AM
How is this man qualified to run this so called "institute"? His idea of leadership in the County was to bend over for the Monsey, New Square crowd and give them what they wanted just to get elected and re-elected time and again. How is that leadership? Other than drive the county towards financial Armageddon what did he actually achieve in Rockland county? The only thing I can think of is Haverstraw Bay County Park (a very nice park by the way). And even there if you hit the place on the wrong day you have to turn around and leave because of all the Hasidic that over-run the place. People can preach tolerance and some would say my comments are intolerant but there are no group of people as rude and intolerant as those people are.
Watchdog March 11, 2014 at 08:03 PM
The real question is....why would any organization want a failed executive to run their organization?


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