After scandal and uncertainty, NCCC has a new leader

SUNY veteran named interim president
Posted at 6:42 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 18:45:00-04

After months of scandal and uncertainty, Niagara County Community College has a new president.

Dr. William Murabito has been named interim president of NCCC for the next twelve months, SUNY announced Tuesday evening in a news release.

The college has been without a president since a 7 Eyewitness News investigation revealed multiple scandals at the college involving alleged bid-rigging and sexual abuse.

Those scandals led to an emergency board meeting in April where then-president James P. Klyczek was expected to be fired, but Klyczek retired before board members could convene to take the vote.

Murabito has served as an interim president before at three other SUNY schools -- SUNY Cobleskill (2002), Sullivan County Community College (2011) and SUNY Morrisville (2013).

Prior to that, Murabito held several positions at SUNY System Administration between 1983 and 2002. He is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo State.

Vice President Luba Chliwniak has served as "officer in charge of the college" since Klyczek’s departure.