Resolution J2267-2013

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



  • Jun 11, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 7, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


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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