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Search for new NCCC president will be lengthy, board chairman says

The timeline could be lengthy for finding a new president for Niagara County Community College.

"It's going to be a long year," said William L. Ross, chairman of the community college's Board of Trustees.

The board met Tuesday with State University of New York Vice Chancellor Johanna Duncan-Poirier to discuss procedures, which begin with NCCC seeking bids from search firms to screen applicants.

Ross said a search committee of about 17 members – including three trustees, two county legislators and faculty, staff, community and student representatives – will interview four or five candidates sometime next year, with a goal of making a selection by July 1.

Interim president William J. Murabito has said he is not a candidate. He succeeded James P. Klyczek, who was ousted in April 2017.

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