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National search underway for Niagara County Community College's next president


Thu, Dec 21st 2023 07:30 pm

Submitted by Niagara County Community College

Niagara County Community College (NCCC) has announced the launch of a national search for its eighth president, who will succeed Dr. William Murabito upon his retirement on June 30, 2024. The college’s board of trustees has appointed Kevin Clark, chair of the NCCC board of trustees, to lead the search. Rounding out the search committee are:

  • Kaelyn Ashton-Wells, NCCC student
  • Lindsey Bax, faculty member
  • Josh Blumberg, assistant vice president of academic affairs
  • Michael Capizzi, community member
  • William Ching’anda, NCCC College Association board member
  • Matthew Clarcq, faculty member
  • Louis Fontana, student housing board member    
  • Michael Freedman, community member
  • Gregory Hood, community member
  • Veda Jauch, NCCC student
  • Stephen Kydd, technical support personnel association representative
  • Jean Linn, library director
  • Elizabeth Sachs, NCCC Faculty Senate president
  • Laura Scarpelli, faculty member
  • Sheila Smith, NCCC trustee
  • Shawn Thompson, alumnus
  • James Turner, NCCC Foundation board president
  • Gail Tylec, NCCC trustee
  • Kelly Walck, educational support personnel association representative
  • Rebecca Wydysh, Niagara County Legislature chairwoman

The committee will work in conjunction with search firm RH Perry & Associates and will adhere to the SUNY presidential search policy guidelines. The search committee represents the diversity found in the NCCC community.

The college expects to complete its presidential search in April. Dr. Murabito will be available to facilitate the transition, introduce the new president to the campus, and support the new leader through their first months in office.

Dr. Murabito became the institution’s seventh president in 2019 after having served in an interim role for two years. Under his leadership, NCCC has seen substantial upgrades to campus facilities. He directed completion of the $25 million Learning Commons, which is a focal point of academic and social activity, in 2018. Recently, the college broke ground on an $8.3 million building to house the Niagara County Law Enforcement Agency’s programs.

Information and timeline information regarding the search will be periodically updated at www.niagaracc.suny.edu.

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