Erie, Pa., (January 24, 2024) – Sean Kuhn has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Great Lakes Institute of Technology and TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy of Erie. With 30 years of experience in the higher education industry, Kuhn will now oversee the operations of two of the region’s best-known and longest-running vocational schools.

Kuhn most recently served as the Campus President for two Fortis College campuses in southern Alabama. He has worked in the education sector in a variety of leadership roles over the years from Director of Admissions, Regional Director of Marketing and Admissions, Vice President of Admissions and Marketing, Vice President of Corporate Training, Campus President, and Regional Vice President of Operations.

Sean Kuhn was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He is a graduate of Chaminade-Julienne Catholic High School and Dayton’s Wright State University, and in his free time enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, and coaching youth sports.

“I’m very excited about being at Great Lakes and TONI&GUY as CEO,” Kuhn exclaimed. “I really feel welcomed. I feel like there’s a wonderful group of staff, faculty, and students here, and I’m ready to serve.”

Classes at TONI&GUY begin January 29, with the next term of Great Lakes Institute of Technology beginning April 3. For more information and to apply online, visit and