Thursday, January 12, 2012
Kranick Named To JCC Post
Jamestown Community College announces the appointment of Keith Kranick as director of the Center for Continuing Education at its Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean.
Kranick, who assumed his duties on December 1, oversees programs serving Cattaraugus and Allegany counties.
“Keith brings a wealth of experience in both public school education systems as well as not-for-credit programming through BOCES,” noted John Sayegh, vice president of continuing education and dean of the Cattaraugus County Campus.
JCC’s Center for Continuing Education addresses the economic and community development needs in the areas of personal enrichment, job skills training, and workforce and small business development at each of JCC’s locations in Jamestown, Olean, and Dunkirk, NY and Warren, PA.
Commenting on his appointment, Kranick stated, “I am extremely honored to have been chosen as the new director of JCC’s Center for Continuing Education in Olean. It is a great feeling to have become an integral part of an organization that has such a great history of continued support for the citizens and industry in our community.
“It is also truly wonderful to see how the community has supported this institution from our inception in Olean in 1976, in an old school on Homer Street, through the growth of our city-centered campus dedicated in 2003,” added Kranick.
Kranick earned a bachelor’s degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master’s degree in vocational education and a graduate degree in advanced educational studies at SUNY Brockport. Kranick served as building trades instructor at Erie 1 BOCES before becoming a building trades instructor and adult and continuing education supervisor at Genesee Valley Educational Partnership. Most recently, he was assistant principal at the Hamburg Central Middle School.
Kranick holds several academic and building trade certifications, including Occupational Safety and Health Agency trainer, school administrator supervisor, school district administrator, and New York state building trades instructor. He has been actively involved in, and continues to hold memberships with, many professional organizations.
Kranick and his wife Jacqueline are relocating to Olean.