Albany – The State University of New York
Board of Trustees today approved the appointment of Jack F. Quinn, Jr. as
president of Erie Community College.
Community College Board of Trustees appointed Mr. Quinn president at its Jan.
30 meeting, at an annual salary of $185,000 per year, and effective April 7,
2008, or shortly thereafter as agreed upon by the campus Board of Trustees. The
campus Board made this appointment after a 26-member presidential selection committee
recommended him for the post.
“Erie Community College plays a critical and unique role in educating adults
within the SUNY System. Jack Quinn’s proven success in local community and at
the national level makes him ideally qualified to lead the Erie campus, which
is a top college choice of area high school students and offers the most
affordable tuition in Western New York,” said SUNY Board Chairman Carl T.
Hayden. “Warm congratulations for Mr. Quinn are well in order.”
“Jack Quinn’s wealth of experience in serving the people of Western New
York through his
local government and Washington positions promises to
bring great perspective and benefit to the Erie Community College campus and
surrounding communities,” said Chancellor Clark. “I am pleased the Board
of Trustees has today confirmed his appointment as president and look forward
to working more closely with him in this capacity.”
Quinn said, “I am honored to have been granted the opportunity to serve as
president of Erie Community College. I would like to thank the ECC Board of
Trustees for bringing ECC to where it is today and I am proud to be a member of
that team as we move forward into the future. I will work diligently to make
ECC the best place for the residents of Western New York to get a high quality,
affordable education and learn the skills they need to be successful in the
classroom, the workplace and beyond.”
Clark also thanked William D. Reuter, for his service as Interim President at
ECC since Jan. 1, 2007. Reuter, who had served as the chief
administrative and financial officer at ECC, since 1998, will return to
this position when Quinn takes office.
Quinn has been president of Cassidy & Associates, a government relations
firm, in Washington, D.C. since 2005. He previously served as a Republican
Congressman for the 27th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from
He was also
Supervisor of the Town of Hamburg from 1984-1992. Quinn taught English at Orchard Park Middle School from 1973-1983. Quinn earned a bachelor’s degree in English
education from Siena College and a master’s degree in English education from
the State University of New York at Buffalo.
currently director of the compensation and governance committees at Kaiser
Aluminum Corporation; director of the Program on Science in the Public Interest
at Georgetown University; corporate advisory board member of the So Others May
Eat program; director of fundraising of the American Ireland Fund; trustee,
AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust and a board director of the Erie Canal Harbor
Development Corporation. He resides in Alexandria, Va. and in Hamburg, NY.
Erie Community College is a comprehensive provider of
quality, flexible, affordable and accessible academic training programs, along
with related services, that meet the needs of a diverse student body and
promote regional economic growth.
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system
in the United States, educating more than 427,000 students in 7,669 degree and
certificate programs on 64 campuses. To learn more about how SUNY creates
opportunity, visit www.suny.edu.