"'I am very sorry that I will unable to be one of your trustees any longer,' said President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt to The Miscellany News reporter, holding on to the door of his moving car."  Some 10,000 people greeted Roosevelt as he passed through Poughkeepsie on his way from New York City to Albany.     The Miscellany News

Urged by the trustees to continue his connection with the college, Roosevelt remained an honorary trustee until his death in 1945.