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Two finalists will be interviewed for president of ECC

Two finalists will be interviewed for president of ECC

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A Jamestown Community College vice president and an associate vice chancellor of a community college system in Dallas are the two finalists for the top job at Erie Community College.

Both candidates will be interviewed on campus and give virtual presentations next week.

The finalists are Tracy Johnson, founding associate vice chancellor for student support services and care at Dallas College, and Kirk Young, vice president of student affairs at JCC.

Johnson, who has a master’s degree from SUNY Buffalo State and a doctoral degree from the University at Buffalo, was dean of student support services at El Centro College from 2019 to 2020 and assistant vice provost for educational affairs at UB from 2014 to 2108.

Prior to his current position at JCC, Young was the college’s vice president of enrollment, marketing, communications and advancement from 2014 to 2019. He held a variety of posts at Utah Valley University on Orem, Utah, before that. Young has a doctoral degree from Gonzaga University.

A virtual community forum with Young will be held 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Monday at:

A virtual community forum with Johnson will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday at:

The ECC board of trustees launched a search in February to succeed Dan Hocoy, who left after three years for a post in Kansas City. William D. Reuter has been interim president since last July.

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My byline has run in the Ithaca Journal, USA Today, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and the New York Times. I have been a staff reporter at The Buffalo News since 2002 and currently am part of the watchdog team.

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