The New York State Governor’s Office recently appointed Frederick Sinclair, of Alfred, and Alan Mosher, of Wellsville, to the Alfred State College Council.
Council members serve without salary as an advisory group to the president of the college. Authority of the Council is in such areas as regulations governing student conduct, regulations concerning care and management of campus facilities, review of academic programs, approval of candidates for college degrees, and selection of the college president.
Sinclair, who studied liberal arts at Alfred University, has 35 years of experience in natural resource protection serving as manager of the Soil and Water Conservation District for Allegany County. He has also served three terms as town supervisor of the Town of Ward, and one term as an Allegany County legislator and chairman of the county’s Planning and Economic Development Committee.
In addition, Sinclair has held a number of other community roles, including member of the Southern Tier West Regional Planning Board, the Literacy West Board, the SPCA Serving Allegany County Board, the County Comprehensive Plan Implementation Group, and the former president of both the Seneca Trail Resource Conservation and Development Council and the ACCORD Corp. Sinclair currently is serving as chairman of the Concerned Citizens of Allegany County Inc.
His awards include the Southern Tier West 2012 Marvin B. Cobb Award for outstanding service and support in attainment of regional goals, the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Resource Conservation and Development Association Award, the ACCORD Corporation President’s Award,
and the 1997 Pathfinder Award for exceptional contributions to achieving the goals and objectives of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Mosher is an Alfred State alumnus, having graduated in 1973 with a degree in business: public administration. Since 1979, he has served on the advisory board to the college’s Automotive Trades Department, and in 2008 received the Alfred State President’s Medallion.
After earning his degree, Mosher worked at Jones Memorial Hospital as an emergency room technician from 1970 to 1973, then at Fred Roberts Distributing Company in Angelica from 1973 to 1977, providing outside sales and customer development. In 1977, he established Fred Roberts Auto Parts Inc. in Wellsville, serving as president and CEO until 1998, when he sold the business to Middle Atlantic Warehouse Distributors Inc. and became a divisional manager. Mosher has since been named the director of PBE Sales and Development for Auto Plus Auto Parts in Wellsville.
His community service includes serving as the president of the Wellsville High School Board of Education, as a 30-year member and past president of the Wellsville Lions Club, and as a past president of both the Wellsville Girls Softball Association and the Allegany County United Way. Mosher’s awards include the 1990 and 1994 Wellsville Lion of the Year, the 1995 Wellsville Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award, the 2000 Melvin Jones Fellows Award, and the 2014 Robert J. Uplinger Community Service Award.
The appointments of Sinclair and Mosher signify that all Alfred State College Council seats have now been filled.