Albany -- SUNY Interim Chancellor Dr. John B. Clark today commended the Erie
Community College Board of Trustees on its appointment of Jack F. Quinn, Jr. as
president of the campus. The campus Board unanimously voted to appoint Quinn as
president at its January 30 meeting.
appointment will go before the SUNY Board of Trustees for final confirmation at
its March 11, 2008 meeting. The Board of Trustees at
the campus also set Quinn’s salary at $185,000 per year. A 26-member
presidential selection committee, which was formed in spring 2007, recently
recommended Quinn for the post.
Quinn’s wealth of experience in Washington over the last 15 years promises to bring great perspective and benefit
to the Erie Community College campus and surrounding Western New York community,” said Chancellor Clark.
“I am most happy to support his presidency and look forward to working more
closely with him in this capacity.”
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
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