Justin Rogers Named Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension
LOCKPORT, NY— Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County (CCE) has selected Justin Rogers as the newest Executive Director to lead them into the 2nd century of extending research-based knowledge into local communities. Rogers officially began serving as Executive Director on October 28th.
Rogers has a solid background as a higher education administrator, most recently as the Director of Undergraduate Admissions for Canisius College. He has extensive skills and experience with strategic planning, data management, communications and marketing, technical expertise, and building collaborative relationships within and outside of his organizations. Rogers holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Environmental Science from SUNY Brockport, and belongs to numerous professional affiliations and served on his local school board. Rogers and his family reside in Amherst, NY.
“We spent a significant amount of time and investment in the search for an Executive Director, as we were committed to finding the right leader,” said Brad Marble, CCE’s Board President. “Our needs and programming are broad and diverse, and Justin possesses the business acumen and strategic planning experience necessary to take our organization to new heights.”
"I am excited to join an organization that’s primary goals are to inform, support, and enhance the quality of life of the Niagara county community,” said Rogers.I believe my background in education, environmental science, strategic planning, and relationship building will assist in supporting the execution of the mission of the Board of Directors and am excited for the opportunity to be a member of the team.”
CCE’s priorities are determined by the residents of Niagara County. Its local Board of Directors represent individuals from varied backgrounds who reside in the County’s rural towns, villages and cities. This results in a broad spectrum of educational programs addressing needs in agriculture, youth development, health and nutrition, environment and community development.
CCE employees and the Board of Directors would like to thank James Fallon for his time and efforts as Interim Executive Director, as he was instrumental in keeping all programs on target towards reaching their goals during this transitional time.
Last updated November 1, 2019