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Barclay Damon

Jack Quinn may have retired as President of Erie Community College, but his long and high-profile career took only a short break. Quinn has quickly found a new position with the law firm Barclay Damon.

ECC has a new leader with WNY ties

Jun 21, 2017
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Erie Community College (SUNY ECC) has a brand new leader. WBFO Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says the education leader comes from the West Coast.  

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After an eight-year run, Jack Quinn, the President of Erie Community College, has announced his retirement.

The Erie County Legislature has voted its approval of the lowest-bid contractor to begin construction on a new STEM Building at ECC's North Campus. Despite lawsuits and some loud opposition over its location, the STEM Building is expected to be open for class in January 2018.

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Erie Community College broke ground Wednesday for its nanotechnology building.


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A backroom fight over the budget for Erie Community College is turning into a major public fight between two of the area's most visible public figures, County Executive Mark Poloncarz and college president Jack Quinn.


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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office has released its findings in an audit of Erie Community College, criticizing the college for what it says was a lack of transparency in personnel decisions, including hires and salary raises.

Erie Community College is returning to its roots in technical training.


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With a new science building almost ready to start construction and a major reconstruction of another building for more science programs at ECC North, the college is shifting attention to programs for the City Campus.


It won't be open for almost two years but the new science building at ECC North is being described as a game-changer.


ECC's new 2012-2013 budget cleared a local hurdle Thursday when the school's spending plan was approved by the Erie County Legislature.

Education is expensive and the cost of educating young and old alike at Erie Community College is no exception.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo swept into town Wednesday for a few hours and left with hundreds of thousands of dollars for his campaign till, to add to the $14-million he already has in campaign contributions.  

Cuomo gathered with supporters at the Hotel Lafayette in downtown Buffalo, but refused to meet with reporters.   The Governor arrived quietly through a construction door and left equally quietly through another isolated door.

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Plans to build a new Eric Community College (ECC) building at its North Campus in Amherst have drawn steady criticism over the past year from opponents who argue the project would perpetuate suburban sprawl.