Cornell Cooperative Extension names new director 

Justin Rogers 

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County (CCE) has selected Justin Rogers as its newest executive director.

Rogers officially assumed the role on Oct. 28.

Rogers has a 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 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.

“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.”

Said Rogers, "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."

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.

The CCE Board of Directors thanked James Fallon for his time and efforts as interim executive director.

Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability, and social well-being. We bring local experience and research-based solutions together, helping New York state families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world. Cornell Cooperative Extension in Niagara County is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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