David Rust Named Executive Director of Say Yes to Education Buffalo

David Patrick Rust, currently Erie County Deputy Commissioner for Youth Services/Social Services has been named executive director of Say Yes to Education Buffalo. Rust will start in his new position on July 16th.

Say Yes to Education is a national, non-profit education foundation committed to dramatically increasing high school and college graduation rates. Buffalo is the second Say Yes city in the United States and will invest an initial $16 million to provide comprehensive supports to all Buffalo Public School students, including free after-school and summer programming, counseling, legal services, and health care.

“Based on significant community outreach and input, we are delighted that David will be joining our team in Buffalo,” said Eugene Chasin, chief operating officer, Say Yes to Education, Inc. “He is the right choice at the right time to serve the children and families in the Buffalo Public Schools system.”

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