SUNY Chancellor King Visits Jamestown Community College

SUNY JCC President Daniel DeMarte, Student Ambassador Tiago Aguilar of Brazil, Chancellor King, Student Ambassador Cassidy Vincent of South Dayton, N.Y., and Student Ambassador Anita Kolombintseva of Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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SUNY Jamestown Community College

SUNY Jamestown Community College welcomed John B. King, State University of New York chancellor and former U.S. Secretary of Education, to campus on Monday. The chancellor was appointed by the SUNY Board of Trustees earlier this year. His visit is part of an effort to tour each of the 64 institutions within the SUNY System.

“We are honored to show Chancellor King our ability to make education accessible for both traditional and non-traditional learners,” said Daniel DeMarte, JCC president. “This fits well into his vision of ensuring there’s a place for every student within SUNY.”

Chancellor King spent the morning visiting the Jamestown Campus while chatting with student ambassadors and DeMarte. They toured the Manufacturing Technology Institute and residence halls, then observed an Industrial Maintenance Technician class, and dropped by the Nursing department. The chancellor then met with faculty and staff to discuss how SUNY can support the college, and closed out the morning with members of JCC’s President’s Cabinet.

“We are committed to helping more New Yorkers enroll and succeed in getting their college degree or credential and to advancing excellence and equity across the system,” King said. “Every New Yorker should know that SUNY is a place where they can gain skills, and gain access to opportunity.”