Kahler named chair of MVCC board; vice chair also approved

Published Oct 16, 2018 at 4:00pm

The Mohawk Valley Community College Board of Trustees has named Camille T. Kahler as chair and Anthony J. Colón as vice chair, effective Sept. 1.

• Kahler has served on the board since her Oneida County appointment in 2012. She has been associated with the law firm Saunders Kahler, L.L.P. and its predecessors in Utica since 1983, becoming a partner in 1988.

In addition to the MVCC board, Kahler has been active in various other community organizations with board positions, including The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., the Oneida County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and the Jervis Public Library Association, Inc.

• Colón, in his 10th year on the board since his Oneida County appointment in 2008.

He has set up several Central New York businesses since 1999 to provide services in such disciplines as language, cultural, and human services along with medical recruitment. As a state Office of Court Administration Legal Spanish interpreter, he provides bilingual services to the New York State Court System along with private, public, and non-profit entities. He also acts as a resource consultant to local community, religious, and non-profit organizations.

Colón has had membership and leadership positions with various Oneida County and City of Utica ombudsman committees; the Mohawk Valley Latino Association; Scouting USA Regional Area Board; and South Gate Ministries.