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Hood named board vice chair for Humanities Council

Clifton Hood, professor of history, was recently named Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the New York Council for the Humanities. This marks Hood’s fifth year of service on the board, where he will continue to chair the public programs committee.

The Council is dedicated to “improving the intellectual life of the people of New York State,” said Hood, who oversees the welfare of the Council’s many programs, including cultural literacy and adult reading initiatives.

In addition, the Council offers grants to local museums and historical organizations and sponsors a speakers program.

“We have a reinvigorated presence Upstate and great new additions to the staff,” said Hood, who is enthusiastic about a recent grant from the state of New York to fund the Council, which is also supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Hood joined the HWS faculty in 1992. Prior to his arrival in Geneva, he served as assistant director of the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives and adjunct assistant professor at LaGuardia Community College and adjunct assistant professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, as well as an instructor of history at Columbia University.