Jaime Alicea, Superintendent of Schools for the Syracuse City School District, has been appointed to Onondaga Community College’s Board of Trustees by County Executive Joanne M. Mahoney.
Alicea is a lifelong educator who began working in the Syracuse City School District (SCSD) in 1983 as a Teaching Assistant at Seymour Elementary School. He also served students as a Teacher, Vice Principal, Principal, Area Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, Chief of Operations and Interim Superintendent. In March 2017 he was named Superintendent by the SCSD’s Board of Education.
“We are extremely fortunate to add someone with Jaime’s extensive credentials and experience to our talented and diverse Board of Trustees,” said OCC President Dr. Casey Crabill. “His knowledge and expertise will serve our students and our campus well.”
“Jaime is a great addition to our Board and will be a strong asset for the College,” said Board of Trustees Chair Allen J. Naples. “We all look forward to working with him in support of our students.”
“I am honored to have been chosen to represent the Syracuse City School District on the Board of Trustees at Onondaga Community College,” said Alicea. “OCC has been a terrific partner for the district and a wonderful place for our graduates to continue their post-secondary education.”
Alicea is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico and Syracuse University. He has also earned certificates from SUNY Oswego and the New York State Council of School Superintendents. He resides in Syracuse.
Alicea will be sworn-in during the Board of Trustees next meeting which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27 at 9:30 a.m. in room 210 of the Whitney Applied Technology Center.
Members of OCC’s Board of Trustees are Chair Allen J. Naples, Vice Chair Melanie Littlejohn, Secretary John P. Sindoni, Esq., Dr. Donna J. DeSiato, Ed.D, ’69, Neil Strodel, ’73, Mark Tryniski, ’81, Tara Owens and student trustee Clarence Shepard, ’18.