The Erie Community College Board of Trustees announced the immediate search
for Erie Community College’s 12th president, which is expected to result in a
candidate selection by the end of 2020. The co-chairs for the search will be SUNY
Erie Board Chair Leonard Lenihan and SUNY Erie Vice Chair Danise Wilson. A
website has been established for the search: www.ecc.edu/Presidential-Search.
The Board established a leadership transition with the approval of the SUNY Erie
Board appointment of William D. Reuter as interim president for the campus. His
role is effective July 1, 2020, following the previously announced departure of
President Dan Hocoy.
Reuter previously served as SUNY Erie’s chief administrative and finance
officer from 1998-2017 and held the role of interim president at the college
from 2006-2008. He has held the position of chief administrative and finance
officer at Hudson Valley Community College since 2017.
“SUNY Erie is pleased to welcome Bill back to the College to
serve in the role of interim president,” said Lenihan. “Bill’s extensive
knowledge of the SUNY system and the College makes him precisely the right
person to lead SUNY Erie at this transitional point in our history. The Board
and I are looking forward to working with him as we recover from this
unprecedented time and pave the way for our next president.”
Reuter had also previously served as chief financial officer and treasurer
at the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, deputy comptroller in the
Erie County Comptroller’s Office and as a management consultant in the Erie
County Budget Office.
SUNY Erie’s current President, Dan Hocoy, Ph.D., previously announced his
departure for a position at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City.