ECC names next President

(Dr. Dan Hocoy)

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — The SUNY Board of Trustees announced their recommendation for President of Erie Community College Wednesday afternoon.

Outgoing ECC President Jack Quinn announced he was retiring last August, and that this would be his last academic year.

Quinn was President of the two-year college from 2008 until this year.

Dr. Dan Hocoy was announced as the Board of Trustees’ recommendation for the next President.

Hocoy was chosen among 19 candidates. Most recently, he has served as Associate Vice Chancellor of Advancement for the Antioch University System. Previously, he was President of Antioch University.

“We at Erie Community College are excited to welcome Dr. Hocoy as the 11th president in our community college’s history,” Dennis Murphy, chairman of ECC’s Board of Trustees, said. “Our leadership endured a comprehensive search to find the right candidate, one that could lead our faculty, staff and students forward. We believe Dr. Hocoy is this candidate, and we’re very confident that he’ll provide the direction we need to solidify our role as an indispensable higher education entity for Western New York.”

ECC announced that Hocoy was named President after receiving approval from the SUNY Board of Trustees and ECC’s Board of Trustees. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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