HAMBURG, N.Y. – Louis Petrucci ’15, Hilbert College alumnus and member of the Hilbert 2025 Advisory Council, was elected President of the Buffalo Public School Board of Education earlier this month. Petrucci is described as a proud graduate of the Buffalo Public Schools and was sworn in as President of Board of Education on July 1, 2021.
Petrucci earned his Master of Public Administration from Hilbert in 2015, when he received the St. Catherine Medal for student achievement – the highest honor given to graduate students at Hilbert. He was a member of Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, which exemplifies excellence in leadership, scholarship, faith, and service. He was selected the Dominique Thompson Memorial Alumnus of the Year in 2018.
Petrucci works for the City of Buffalo, where he is presently serving as the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Permit and Inspection Services. He has been active in a variety of groups and organizations. He is presently Co-Director of the Buffalo and Erie County Lead Safe Task Force and is the former Board President of Dog Ears Bookstore and Literary Arts Center. He has served on the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Advisory Board, the Erie County Parks Board, and was recently appointed to the Say Yes Operating Committee. He is also involved with the Buffalo Chapter of the American Society of Public Administrators.
Petrucci and his wife, Shannon, are the proud parents of four daughters. He attended Allegheny College where he earned degrees in Russian and International Studies.
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With over 800 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs in criminal justice administration and public administration, including a track in health administration.
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