Jerry Kozlowski, Dean of The BEST Center, Expands His Role at Genesee Community College

As dean of The BEST Center since its inception one and a half years ago, Jerry Kozlowski has played an integral role in the growth and success of the College's newly aligned workforce and business development division. Under his leadership, The BEST Center has provided a wide array of cost effective employee training programs and consultancy services to businesses throughout Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties.

In addition, Mr. Kozlowski is a member of the Leadership Genesee Class of 2004, and serves on numerous area boards and committees including: Chairman, Genesee County Chamber of Commerce Business Development Committee; Chairman, Genesee County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee; Member, Genesee County Empire Zone Board; and Member, Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) Economic Development Focus Group. He also writes a monthly business column for The Daily News.

This notable network of contacts and responsibilities was recently expanded to include overseeing the efforts of the College's five campus centers located in Albion, Arcade, Dansville, Lakeville and Warsaw. Since these centers serve as a valuable outpost for connecting to regional businesses and the local community, Mr. Kozlowski's new role in supervising GCC's campus centers is an effective consequence for continued growth and expansion of the College's credit and noncredit programs.

"Each campus center already has in place a very capable staff and team leader," Kozlowski noted. "My primary goal and role is to provide a cohesive plan for future progress and development. In many cases, I believe we have just scratched the surface as to how we can best serve our communities, and provide opportunities for students in both academic and business settings." He added, "I'm honored to be selected for this additional leadership challenge, and look forward to making many friends in my new role."

To learn more about The BEST Center's many workshops, seminars and conference facilities, please go to www.bestcenter.org or call 585-345-6868.

Editor's note: A photograph of Mr. Kozlowski is available at the following Internet site:http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/kozlowskijerry.jpg

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