Dr. Ronald Black 2014^


Akron Central Schools


Dr. Ronald Black, a long-time administrator in Section VI, was the NYSPHSAA’s President from 2006-08 and the Section VI President for two terms. For nearly 40 years, he worked  in  Section  VI  schools as  a teacher, Administrative Assistant at Holland Central School (1961-72) and as a Principal in Akron Central School District (1972-99).

An Orchard Park resident, Dr. Black was additionally appointed a long-term seat on the NYSPHSAA’s Championship Advisory Committee and served on the Strategic Planning Committee in the early 2000’s.

Prior to his administrative career, Dr. Black was a four- sport athlete playing football, basketball, track and baseball at Buffalo Technical High School, then went on to play soccer at SUNY Cortland and later became the coach of the freshman soccer team at Penn State University.  He earned his Bachelor of Science from SUNY Cortland and a Master of Science in 1961  from  Pennsylvania  State  University.  He  additionally earned a Doctorate of Education from SUNY Buffalo in 1970, and in 1973-74 he received a Certificate of Specialization in Education Administration and a Certification of School District Administrators from Niagara University.

Ron has received numerous honors and awards during his career including the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS) Region 12 Administrator of the Year Award (1991) as well as SAANYS New York State Distinguished Secondary Principal (1992) award and the New York State Athletic Administrators Association Distinguished Service Award to Athletics (1992). 

 Inducted into NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame in 2011

Dr. Ron Black passed away few weeks after induction ceremony November 2015.