John Lombardi of Byron, N.Y., has been appointed Assistant Professor of Construction Technology at Columbia-Greene Community College, having taken the helm of a brand-new program that just welcomed its first class this September.
Lombardi brings a wealth of experience in the construction industry to the position; he began his career as an apprentice with his family’s business in the Hudson Valley, and since then has served as a specialty contractor with expertise in custom millwork, staircases, cabinetry, finish work, restoration for both residential and commercial clients, and historic preservation, a cornerstone of C-GCC’s Construction Technology curriculum.
Prior to accepting the position at C-GCC, Lombardi also served as Lead Academic Faculty for Construction Management, Architecture, and Applied Technologies at Quinebaug Valley Community and Technical College in Danielson Conn., where he developed degree and certificate programs related to Construction Technology and Building Science.
Lombardi is a graduate of Mountain State University School of Leadership and Professional Development in Beckley, W. Va., from which he earned a Master of Science in Strategic Public and Organizational Leadership.
He also received a Certificate of Management Excellence from Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pace University of Pleasantville, N.Y., with a concentration in Economics, Management Communications and Architectural Design.
Columbia-Greene Community College, a campus of the State University of New York, is a comprehensive, two-year college offering a variety of transfer and career programs leading to the degrees of Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, and Associate in Occupational Studies, as well as one-year certificate programs and specialized courses geared toward community interest. C-GCC was recently ranked tenth out of 710 community colleges in the U.S. by WalletHub.com, and first in New York State, using data collected from the National Center for Education Statistics, Council for Community and Economic Research, and College Measures.