New president plans hands-on approach at JCC

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The new president of Jamestown Community College is planning to take a hands-on approach in the education of the college's students.

Despite an extensive and diverse professional history within the educational realm, Cory Duckworth maintains that the driving force behind his career as an educator has been the students.

"The whole reason I wanted to stay with higher education in the first place is that I believe in the life-transforming power that higher education can have on the lives of students," Duckworth said. "I love the fact that I can come to work every day and have the opportunity to work on projects and programs that help people to have a better life. I would say working closely with students is the thing that has drawn me (to education)."

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