Longtime professor of education Dr. Thomas Sheeran was elected to the position of first vice president of the New York State Magistrate’s Association. The association represents more than 2,200 town and village judges in the 1,300 local courts across New York state.

In addition to his more than 50-year tenure on the faculty of Niagara University’s College of Education, Dr. Sheeran has also served as the town justice in Lewiston, N.Y., for the past 31 years, and as a member of the Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics for the past 15 years.

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