SUNY Erie Announces Presidential Finalists
The SUNY Erie Community College Presidential Search Committee has announced the names of two finalists in the search for the next SUNY Erie President.
The finalists are (alphabetically): Dr. Tracy Johnson, current Founding Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Support Services & Care at Dallas College in Dallas, TX; and Dr. Kirk Young, current Vice President of Student Affairs at Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY.
The finalists will participate in on-campus interviews with constituent groups at the College, in addition to offering a virtual presentation on “Leading SUNY Erie Into the Future” on Monday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 25. The virtual forums will be offered via WebEx and are open to the campus community and the public.
Dr. Kirk Young
Virtual Community Forum: May 24, 2021 from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Event Link: https://sunyerie.webex.com/sunyerie/j.php?MTID=md2cfbede6bf431cf908ea1e5c0a47558
Dr. Kirk Young is currently the Vice President of Student Affairs at Jamestown Community College, a position he has held since 2019. In his role, Dr. Young oversees admissions, enrollment management operations, financial aid and scholarship programs, counseling, advising, student life programs, athletics, residence life, marketing, the Single Parents Reaching for Excellence in Education (SPREE) program, and community & public relations. Dr. Young earned a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University; a M.S. in Sociology from Brigham Young University; and a B.A. in Behavioral Science-Psychology from Utah Valley University.
Dr. Tracy Johnson
Virtual Community Forum: May 25, 2021 from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Event link: https://sunyerie.webex.com/sunyerie/j.php?MTID=maa49ad65a3ab6d04b11f2e3edbb0957d
Dr. Tracy Johnson currently serves as the Founding Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Support Services & Care at Dallas College in Dallas, TX. In this role, she has worked to restructure the student affairs division to better support academic needs and supervise numerous higher education processes, including Accessibility Services, Health & Wellness Center, Student Counseling & Veterans Services, Intercultural & Multicultural Center, Community Connections, Rising Star, and Grant Programs TRIO, Title III, Title V, and Title IX. Dr. Johnson has a Ph.D. in Educational Culture, Policy, & Society from the University at Buffalo; Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Pastoral Care from Robert Wesleyan College; a Master of Arts in Human Services Administration from Buffalo State College; and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Additional information on the candidates and the SUNY Erie Presidential search can be found at https://www.ecc.edu/about/presidents-office.html