Dan Frontera is the Assistant Coordinator for Veterans Services at Erie Community College. His position at ECC allows him to work one on one with returning veterans and currently serving military, implementing ideas and services developed with the guidance of the faculty of the HESAA program. A Buffalo native, Dan served 21 years in the military, serves on multiple community initiatives including a memorial honoring the WNY residents who have fallen since 9/11, and as a volunteer coach for his two daughter’s soccer teams. We as a department would like to recognize Dan for his outstanding achievement in earning the SUNY Chancellor’sAward and his contribution to the field of higher education.
Hometown: West Seneca, New York
Undergraduate Degree: Financial Services from Medaille College
10 Year Professional Goal: To be a Dean of Students, have created a functional and successful Leadership Transition program for student veterans, to have completed a PhD, to still have muddy boots.
Leadership Roles: In the community I have been fortunate to be a Volunteer Fire Chief, creator of the WNY Iraq Afghanistan Memorial effort, and served on many community based veterans’ programs.
Favorite Class: Possibly Counseling and Interviewing
Advice to large group of people: Find your passion, keep your boots and hands muddy, lead a life where people say that you are someone who always delivered and always took time to be genuine and friendly. Never forget that you were once that wide eyed young student sitting on the other side of the desk, so extend your hand and help them find their passion.