The Rensselaerville Institute Announces Rodney M. Fuller as its new President


For Immediate Release

August 1, 2019


(Rensselaerville, NY): The Rensselaerville Institute announces Rodney M. Fuller as its new President. Formerly CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, NJ, Mr. Fuller fills the role vacated by Gillian Williams, who for nearly a decade led the Albany County-based nonprofit, which is dedicated to achieving better outcomes for children through education and community. Mr. Fuller assumes his leadership role effective August 1.


A versatile servant leader, Mr. Fuller brings to The Rensselaerville Institute more than two decades of planning and leading organizations that serve diverse communities. In addition to leading the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, Mr. Fuller was Executive Director of Public Allies of New York (PANY), Chief Operating Officer of the New York Police Athletic League (PAL), and Executive Director of Fresh Youth Initiatives (FYI) in Washington Heights, NY.

M. K. Larson, Board chair, commented: “As we welcome Mr. Fuller, we thank our departing President for her remarkable service to The Rensselaerville Institute. We are confident Mr. Fuller will continue to advance the Institute’s School Turnaround and Community Sparkplugs programs. We look forward to drawing upon Mr. Fuller’s expertise in developing new, innovative programs consistent with the Institute’s mission.”

Since 1963, The Rensselaerville Institute (also known as “The Think Tank With Muddy Boots”) has achieved quantifiable outcomes for human gain in diverse communities across the United States. For more information contact Gayle Burnett at or 518-797-3783.  


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