William L. Ross, the former chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, was elected the new chairman of the Niagara County Community College Board of Trustees this week.
The board, meeting Tuesday, chose Ross to succeed Vincent R. Ginestre, a North Tonawanda attorney who had been trying to step down for months but was stuck in the position because the board was split over a the choice of a successor. The matter finally was smoothed over, and Ross was chosen unanimously.
The rest of the slate of officers is Gina Virtuoso, vice chairperson; Bonnie Sloma, secretary; and Bradley Rowles, financial secretary.
Ross, who served longer as Legislature chairman than anyone else in county history, has been on the NCCC board since 2005.