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SUNY Erie Community College (SUNY Erie) is extending its search for a President to advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life, and community service.

SUNY Erie is part of the State University of New York (SUNY), the largest comprehensive university system in the United States spanning 64 campuses throughout the state, educating approximately 4 million students, and serving about 1.3 million students in credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs.

More than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY’s colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory.  SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide were more than $1.0 billion in fiscal year 2020, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. 

The President of SUNY Erie, as the chief executive officer reporting to the college trustees, is responsible for providing general educational leadership and for promoting the educational effectiveness of the institution in all aspects.

The chosen President will implement the vision of the institution to serve as an innovative learning resource by striving for universal access to lifelong learning, catalyzing economic and cultural development, and supporting a diverse and mobile student body. The ideal candidate brings high energy, broad vision, solid executive level communications skills, demonstrated business acumen and credibility, and is a proven negotiator who is politically savvy while remaining apolitical. The chosen executive leader will work to develop, communicate, persuade, inspire and implement a robust plan and timeline on behalf of a beloved institution that is widely recognized for its value to the population it serves, to the community as a whole, and to the SUNY System.

Nominations and Applications

For full consideration, applications should be received by September 24, 2021. The application must include a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for five current professional references and should be sent to:

For further information and instructions to applicants, please review the profile above. All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted without the applicant’s expressed permission. Inquiries, and nominations should be sent to:

or directed to:

Kim R. Bobby, Ed.D., Executive Search / (253) 861-7738  

Frederick V. Moore, J.D., Executive Search Consultant,  / (712) 299-2544

SUNY Erie Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For a detailed statement of its practices see: