The SUNY Broome Community College Board of Trustees welcomes a new member: Dr. Jason Andrews, Superintendent of the Windsor Central School District.
“We are excited to have Jason Andrews as the newest addition to our Board of Trustees. Our K-12 districts are integral partners in so many initiatives, and it’s vital for our community that they have even more of a voice in the college’s future,” said SUNY Broome President Kevin E. Drumm. “Dr. Andrews’ focus on student achievement is an ideal fit for SUNY Broome and we are honored to welcome him to the board.”
Dr. Andrews has headed the Windsor school district since January 2006, after serving as a middle school principal in the Windsor and Harpursville districts and as a social studies teacher at Windsor Central High School.
“I am honored to receive this appointment to the SUNY Broome Board of Trustees. During my 23-year educational career, including the last 14 years as Superintendent of the Windsor Central School District, I have seen firsthand the wealth of opportunities SUNY Broome affords a diverse population of students. The school has helped thousands of students continue their educations and launch their careers,” Dr. Andrews said.
As superintendent, he has focused on the systemic implementation of professional learning communities as the vehicle to ensure student learning and a culture of continuous improvement. This has led to a significant rise in student achievement, and Dr. Andrews was named the 2019 New York State Superintendent of the Year.
Dr. Andrews currently serves on the executive committee for the New York State Council of School Superintendents, the New York State Education Commissioner’s Advisory Council, and the National Center for Educational Research and Technology’s National Board, and is also a charter member of the Institute for Innovation.
He also facilitates Board of Education strategic planning sessions and retreats for the New York State School Boards Association, and has served on the Board of Directors for the New York State Council on Leadership and Student Activities, the National Association of Student Councils, and the School Administrators Association of New York State.
A native of the Southern Tier, he served on the Harpursville Board of Education from 1993 to 2000, and was first elected several weeks before he graduated high school.
He serves on numerous community boards and committees, with a particular emphasis on issues related to workforce development and poverty.
He received his bachelor’s degree in political science and secondary social studies from SUNY Cortland, a master’s in education from the University of New England, a certificate of advanced studies in educational administration from SUNY Cortland, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Sage Graduate School in Albany.
“SUNY Broome has positioned itself to prepare future generations for our community’s economy of tomorrow,” Dr. Andrews said. “I look forward to helping SUNY Broome continue to fulfill its mission of serving as a conduit to the community by providing innovative educational experiences for all ages and all people.”