Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (NJ-11th), was inducted to the Independent Sector Alumni Hall of Distinction along with 37 other current members of Congress who are alumni of New York's independent colleges and universities. Frelinghuysen is a member of the Hobart Class of 1969.
Frelinghuysen, who was re-elected to New Jersey's 11th District Congress, is New Jersey's senior member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, where he serves on three subcommittees: Defense; Veterans, Housing, Environment and Independent Agencies; and Energy and Water Development. He was recently named chairman of the House Appropriations District of Columbia Subcommittee. Frelinghuysen received the Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2001.
Frelinghuysen served in the U.S. Army in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, and was honorably discharged in 1971. He is currently serving a fourth term in Congress, and was first elected in Nov. 1994. He is a Member of the House Appropriations Committee, and is also on three of its subcommittees: Defense; Veterans, Housing and Independent Agencies; and Energy and Water.
The Commission is the formal organizational liaison with the New York State Board of Regents, the State Commissioner of Education, and the chancellors of the State University (SUNY) and City University (CUNY); and with the proprietary sector. The Commission is a statewide association representing the public policy interests of the chief executives of more than 100 independent (private, not-for-profit) colleges and universities in New York State.