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Grand Island Central School District: McDow hired as assistant superintendent for school business, finance

•Taken from the Dec. 12 Island Dispatch

Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:55 pm

At its meeting Monday, Dec.8, the Grand Island Central School District Board of Education unanimously appointed Robert McDow as the assistant superintendent for school business and finance.

"The Board of Education had the opportunity to meet Mr. McDow before we voted to appoint him as the new assistant superintendent of business and finance. We look forward to working with him," said Lisa Pyc, president of the Grand Island Central School District Board of Education.

Most recently, McDow served the past seven years as director of finance and plant services for the Sweet Home Central School District. Prior to that, he served as project administrator for four years with the Buffalo Board of Education.

"Mr. McDow comes to us with a proven track record for working collaboratively, evidence of having the required skills for the position and for being a strategic thinker. Rob has in-depth experience in school business and finance, long range strategic financial planning and oversight of capital projects. We are confident that Rob can hit the ground running and be an immediate asset to the District," said Teresa Lawrence, superintendent of Grand Island Central School District.

McDow holds a master's degree in school business administration and budget administration; a master's degree in business administration in professional accounting; and a master's degree in business administration from Canisius College. His holds certifications as school business leader and school business administrator.

McDow said, "I am honored and look forward to helping the superintendent and the Board of Education realize their vision and goal of making Grand Island Central School District the best district in Western New York."

He will begin his service to the Grand Island Central School District Jan. 5, 2015.

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