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Acting President Adiam Tsegai
February 18
SUNY Erie's Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Adiam Tsegai to the position of Acting President of the college, pending SUNY System approval. Dr. Tsegai has been filling the role of Officer-in-Charge since Nov. 1 and will retain that title in addition to adding this new role, which requires the approval of the SUNY System's Board of Trustees before becoming official.
Workforce Development Session
February 14
The Buffalo News has shared a terrific overview of SUNY Erie's successful and growing Mechatronics Program at the Northland Workforce Training Center. This spring the college will have graduated more than 200 students, most of whom are being hired by employers "as fast as we can produce them," according to Mechatronics Instructor Peter Gullo.
Kids Playing Volleyball
February 2
Fifty local students in third through tenth grade participated in the kick-off celebration for National Girls & Women in Sports Day, hosted by SUNY Erie and Building Brighter Futures of BestSelf. The girls played in a sports-sampling event under SUNY Erie students’ leadership and attended a children’s mental health and physical wellness fair at the college’s Burt Flickinger Athletic Center.
February 1
Special thanks to the Buffalo News for showcasing the outstanding teamwork our faculty and staff recently demonstrated. Within a week (or less!) they developed a plan to temporarily relocate services from our Old Post Office building to our 45 Oak Street and Burt Flickinger Athletic Center facilities, following the substantial damage which the blizzard caused. A team of 30-40 people collaborated to reconfigure classroom and office space, the bookstore, cafeteria, library and computer labs to meet the needs of our students, faculty and staff. We should be very proud of our dedicated colleagues, and it’s wonderful to see their accomplishments shared with our community.
December 20
The Board of Trustees of SUNY Erie Community College has accepted Dr. David K. Balkin’s resignation as President of the College.