Erie Community College is pleased to announce Penelope Howard as its new
executive vice president of Administration and Finance, effective January 4,
are pleased to welcome Penny Howard to the SUNY Erie team as our EVP of
Administration and Finance,” said Dr. Dan Hocoy, President of SUNY Erie. “Not
only does she bring a wealth of experience in higher education finance, but she
also possesses the soft skills necessary to work in the areas of negotiations
and contract management. Penny’s diverse skill set will bring much needed
leadership in an area that is vital to the future success of SUNY Erie.”
certified public accountant and Virginia native, Howard takes over SUNY Erie’s
top financial management position following more than 20 years of experience
managing cost-effective operations, analysis and audit for financial and
regulatory compliance in both higher education and healthcare organizations.
Her previous education stops include the College of William and Mary (chief
financial officer), Longwood University (associate vice president and chief
information officer for Information Technology Services) ) and the Virginia
Community College System (assistant vice chancellor for Technology
is an alum of Farmville, Virginia’s Longwood University (B.S., Business
Administration) and Virginia Commonwealth University (Executive M.B.A.); and is
currently pursuing her doctorate in Education Policy and Planning Leadership,
Higher Education from the College of William and Mary.
fills a chief administrative and financial position previously held by Bill
Reuter, who left SUNY Erie over the summer for a similar post with Hudson
Valley Community College. Reuter was with the College for nearly two
Since 1946, Erie
Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body while
contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of the
state’s SUNY system, the three-campus college provides flexible, affordable and
accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic environment.
Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, ECC’s faculty, staff and
students strive to enrich their host communities through skill, service and
partnership. For more information, visit www.ecc.edu
or call (716) 851-1ECC.