Honoring Terrence L. Olivo for his distinguished service as Chief Operating Officer of Orange-Ulster BOCES

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  • 07 / Jun / 2013
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  • 11 / Jun / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Terrence L. Olivo for his distinguished
service as Chief Operating Officer of Orange-Ulster BOCES

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to publicly recognize
those extraordinary individuals whose dedication and achievements have
been instrumental in developing character and academic excellence in the
young people of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Terrence L. Olivo for his distinguished service as Chief Operating Offi-
cer of Orange-Ulster BOCES, to be celebrated on Thursday, June 20, 2013,
at the Warwick Valley Country Club in Warwick, New York; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Terrence Olivo has been a public school educator for 46
years, over 37 years of which have been as a Central Office Administra-
tor; he earned his Bachelor's degree from Marist College along with a
Masters degree and CAS in Public School Administration from SUNY New
Paltz; and
WHEREAS, Terrence Olivo began his career in the Highland Central
School District in Ulster County as a history teacher; rising through
the ranks, he left Highland in January of 1979 to become the assistant
superintendent for personnel in the Monroe-Woodbury Central School
District in Orange County; and
WHEREAS, Ten years later Terrence Olivo became the District's Super-
intendent of Schools and held that position until his retirement in
August of 2004; in July of 2007, he accepted an invitation to serve
Orange-Ulster BOCES as Chief Operating Officer during the agency's
search for a new District Superintendent; and
WHEREAS, Terrence Olivo currently serves the Mid-Hudson School Study
Council as director of research; he is also a member of the Orange
Regional Medical Center's Board of Directors and is the chairperson of
the medical center's Performance Improvement Committee and was recently
appointed to the Board of Directors of the Orange County Chamber of
Commerce; and
WHEREAS, Through Terrence Olivo's 15-year tenure as Monroe-Woodbury's
Superintendent of Schools, the district experienced significant growth
in its student population requiring the addition of over 500,000 square
feet of instructional space, including a 400,000 square foot high school
and a complete reorganization of the district and its 7,500 students;
WHEREAS, During this time, student scores consistently remained among
the highest in the Mid-Hudson area and the district was cited by NYSSMA
in 2001 as having the No. 1 music program in New York State; Terrence
Olivo, named by the TIMES HERALD-RECORD as among the 30 Most Influential
People in the Mid-Hudson area in both 2003 and 2004 and in 2010,
received the Mid-Hudson Schools Study Council and SUNY New Paltz Educa-
tional Leadership Award, recognizing his outstanding contribution to
public education; and
WHEREAS, A resident of Central Valley, Terrence Olivo is called upon
as a frequent speaker and panel member in a variety of workshops and
conferences for administrators, teachers and school board members
throughout the Mid-Hudson region; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Elizabeth, and their
two children, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of his life and
rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of education in their community and have shown a

long and sustained commitment to academic excellence certainly have
earned recognition and applause; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Terrence L. Olivo for his distinguished service as Chief Operating
Officer of Orange-Ulster BOCES; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Terrence L. Olivo.


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