D’Youville Administrator Completes Leadership Program
Leadership Buffalo is a non-profit organization founded in 1987 with a mission designed to unite existing and emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds and perspectives in order to increase their community knowledge and enhance their ability to lead. It is headquartered at 500 Seneca Street.
The organization has graduated more than 2000 individuals from a variety of programs. Participants in various programs explore the challenges, concepts, complexity and practice of community leadership around issues such as governance and regionalism, education, poverty, healthcare, economic development, cultural assets, diversity, and criminal justice through a series of sessions.
The program runs from January through December each year with the class sizes averaging 50 individuals. There are monthly full-day sessions and two overnight retreats. It is designed for individuals from corporations, small businesses, civic and community organizations, and nonprofits who are serving in leadership roles.
Key issues and topics are explored throughout the program year providing an in-depth view of the critical issues facing the WNY community by sharing hands-on experiences and networking with other leaders in the Buffalo–Niagara community.
Barlow joined D’Youville in 2008 as assistant director of the Upward Bound program and was named director in 2011. The program is a federally funded college preparatory program for secondary school students who are economically disadvantaged and/or first generation college students.
He is also the D’Youville administrator for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and has served a three-year term as vice president of the Buffalo United Charter School Board.
A graduate of the State University at Buffalo, Barlow received his master’s degree in Urban Education from Cleveland State University.
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