Jerald I. Wolfgang
Appointed 2018 / Current term expires 2021
Jerald I. Wolfgang was appointed to the NCCC Board of Trustees by the Niagara County Legislature in 2018. He currently serves as the Vice Chairperson of the Academic/Student Life Committee and the representative to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). He is also Chairperson of the NCCC Foundation, serving as a member since 1993.
Currently Wolfgang is a Niagara University Adjunct Professor of College Hospitality and Tourism Management. He is also a member of the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency, and the part time Director of the WNY Regional Education Center for Economic Development.
Wolfgang is the host of two cable television shows “Target Success” and “Happenings of Niagara” shown in five counties of WNY.
He retired from various Education Institutions including Erie 1 BOCES and Erie Community College holding administrative positions including the Director of the Western New York Tech Prep Consortium.
Wolfgang served in many government positions working as a Special Assistant to Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Deputy Commissioner of the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, and Special Assistant to the Minority Leader of the NYS Assembly.
He has received many honors and awards including: “Humanitarian of the Year, United Way of Niagara 2008, Niagara County Leader of the Year, Leadership Niagara 2001, The Buffalo Business First Pathfinder Award for Excellence in Education and Economic Development, the George F. Hixon Fellowship Award, Kiwanis of Lewiston, and the Small Business Administration District Director’s Special Award for Distinction and Achievement.
Wolfgang started as a teacher in Niagara Falls after college graduation and was an Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach at LaSalle Senior High and Niagara Falls High School. He graduated from the State University of New York College at Buffalo with a Master of Science in Administration and Supervision in 1966 after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1962.