Oswego alum selected to head college's Metro Center

James JeroseJames N. Jerose has joined his alma mater as the first director of the SUNY Oswego Metro Center in downtown Syracuse.

His previous experience includes serving as senior vice president for marketing for PHP/Univera Healthcare, as senior director at RMSCO and in senior staff and volunteer roles at the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce where he earned the Century and Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Jerose has expertise in marketing, management, staff development, business networking, health care, insurance and risk management. Volunteerism, organizational advocacy and board development are among his special interests. He has worked with and established various relationships with many educational institutions throughout his career.

He serves on the board of trustees of St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center and Integrity Home Care Services, New York Employee Benefit Conference, and is a member of the Board of Regents of Le Moyne College.

Jerose was president of the Citizens Foundation and the Syracuse Executives Association. He is active in the Labor and Employer Relations Association, Central New York Association of School Business Officials, Society for Human Resource Management and the Christian Brothers Academy Alumni Association. He is also an active volunteer at Francis House, where he assists with events, fundraising and facility services.

He is a member of the Onondaga Historical Society and the Central New York Genealogical Society.

Jerose is an alumnus of Onondaga Community College, SUNY Oswego, and the Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications, where he earned his master’s degree and pursued additional postgraduate studies.

Jim Jerose and his wife, Kathleen, reside in Liverpool and have two sons.

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(Posted: Feb 21, 2008)