For Immediate Release: 3/5/2003 5:30:55 PM
Contact: Benjamin Marvin , (518) 454-5102


The College of Saint Rose today announced the election of George R. Hearst III to its board of trustees. Hearst’s term is effective immediately and will continue through May 2005.

Hearst is an associate publisher of the Times Union in Albany. His primary focus is in strategic development and marketing, advertising sales and information technology. Over the last decade, Hearst was instrumental in leading several multimillion-dollar capital renewal programs, including the implementation of digital publishing standards and content systems for news and advertising. A 1977 graduate of Pepperdine University in California, he lived and worked in San Francisco before moving to Albany. Hearst held various management positions at the San Francisco Newspaper Agency, the then joint operating company supporting both the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle newspapers.

A resident of Menands, Hearst also is an advocate for the community, serving as an active board member in several local organizations covering health and human services, education and the cultural arts. Among the organizations that have benefited from Hearst’s service are the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Center for the Disabled, Double “H”-Hole in the Woods Ranch and Senior Service Centers of the Albany Area Foundation. Hearst has received numerous awards over the years, including the Humanitarian of the Year Award in 1998 from the Center for the Disabled and the Community Service Award in 2001 from The Teamsters Care Program, Local 294.

The College of Saint Rose board of trustees consists of 36 members who serve three-year terms. In accordance with the College’s by-laws, two-thirds of the trustees are lay leaders and one-third are Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, the sponsors of the College.


The College of Saint Rose ( is a private, independent, coeducational, liberal arts college in Albany founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, Albany Province. The College offers 60 undergraduate and 43 graduate programs at its Albany campus and conducts courses in Brooklyn, Bronxville, Oceanside, Glens Falls and Herkimer. Currently, Saint Rose serves more than 5,000 students.

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