Gladstone named to SUNY Delhi college council


Walter Gladstone, a retired farmer and Andes civic leader, has been appointed by Governor Eliot Spitzer to the SUNY Delhi College Council.
The College Council is a 10-member body, with each member being appointed on a rotating basis. The primary function of the Council is to serve as an advisory board to the college president. All positions on the Council are non-salaried.
Gladstone’s roots are deeply planted in Delaware County. He graduated from Andes Central School in 1948 and attended Cornell University, returning to his hometown in 1950 to run the family dairy farm. From 1954 to 1956, he served in the U.S. Army.
Gladstone has been a life-long member of 4-H, and today his involvement in 4-H is stronger than ever. He has served 20 years on the Delaware County 4-H Camp Committee, and currently serves as chairman. His outstanding contributions to Cornell Cooperative Extension, Delaware County and 4-H Camp Shankitunk were recognized in 2007 when he received the Friend of Extension award. This is the highest award presented to a non-Extension member whose personal involvement goes above and beyond to support the Cooperative Extension system efforts.
Gladstone also has a long list of public service. He is an elder of the Presbyterian Church of Andes (Town) and has served several terms as a trustee over the last 50 years. He was a member of the board of directors of the National Bank of Delaware County, and has served as the supervisor for the Town of Andes, the Andes representative to the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, president of the Margaretville Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, a member of the Andes Central School Board of Education, and president of the Andes Cemetery Board. In addition, he has volunteered with the Andes fire company for 50 years.