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SUNY selects new leaders for SUNY Broome, Jefferson Community College

By Eric Reinhardt (


The SUNY board of trustees has selected new presidents for SUNY Broome Community College and Jefferson Community College.

The appointment of Tony Hawkins as the eighth president of SUNY Broome is effective July 1. He is succeeding the retiring president Kevin Drumm, per the SUNY Broome website.

The appointment of Daniel Dupee II as the seventh president of Jefferson Community College is effective immediately, per SUNY’s announcement. Dupee previously served as the administrator-in-charge of Jefferson Community College between June 1, 2022 and June 1 of this year. The Jefferson board of trustees began the search for the college’s seventh president in September 2022 following the resignation in June 2022 of Ty Stone who had served as president since July 2017, per the website of Jefferson Community College.

About Hawkins

Tony Hawkins (Photo credit: SUNY Broome Community College website)

Hawkins served for eight years as the provost and executive VP of academic affairs, continuing education, and workforce development at Frederick Community College in Maryland, SUNY said.

Prior to that role, he was the collegewide dean of humanities at Montgomery College, also in Maryland, with oversight of a division that included course offerings in history, political science, world languages, philosophy, American Sign Language, and women’s and gender studies, along with two learning centers.

Hawkins earned his bachelor’s degree from Towson State University, his master’s from the University of Georgia, his certificate of advanced study from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and Ph.D. in educational leadership from New York University.


About Dupee II

Daniel Dupee II (Photo credit: Jefferson Community College website)

Dupee has spent 14 years at Jefferson Community College with earlier experience that included supervision of human resources, athletics, and institutional research, as well as serving as the comptroller. In addition, Dupee served as the college’s chief diversity officer and as affirmative action officer from 2016-2020.

He holds a doctorate degree in education, with a concentration in higher-education administration and a certificate of advanced study in educational leadership from Le Moyne College, both a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Columbia College, and an associate degree from Onondaga Community College.