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Dr. William J. Murabito as the seventh President of SUNY Niagara

November 27, 2019

Dr. William J. Murabito is set to become the seventh president of SUNY Niagara and one of the final steps was the approval of his contract by the SUNY Niagara Board of Trustees at the meeting held last night.  The State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Dr.  Murabito as president on November 20 at their SUNY Trustee meeting in Albany, effective December 1, 2019.

For the past two years, Dr. Murabito has served as interim president of SUNY Niagara.

Dr. Murabito, whose educational career spans more than 50 years, was selected following a national search that began in September.

“Throughout the search process, there was a focus on collaboration and finding a candidate who could move the college forward,” said Trustee Gina Virtuoso, SUNY Niagara Finance Chair and Co-Chair of the Presidential Search Committee. “With Dr. Murabito’s background and experience, he has already accomplished so much.  I am excited to see what the future will bring for SUNY Niagara.”

Other community leaders commented on Dr. Murabito’s appointment:

Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R, C, I, Ref-Niagara Falls) praised Dr. Murabito’ s appointment as President of SUNY Niagara, “Dr. Murabito’ s dedication and experience cultivating community partnerships will prove invaluable at addressing the workforce challenges facing our region.”

Wm. Keith McNall, Chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, commented, “I believe Dr. Murabito will provide a dedicated commitment in bringing state of the art educational opportunities to SUNY Niagara and as such will broaden curriculum and increase enrollment.”  “The implementation of the STEM Center project that Dr. Murabito brought to the Niagara County Legislature for review and consideration would be a great move forward for SUNY Niagara, for future students, and for the residents of Niagara County.”

“Dr. Murabito is recognized as a collaborative and inspiring leader and these skills are precisely what we need in the next president of SUNY Niagara,” said Paul A. Dyster, Mayor of Niagara Falls, NY.  “He brings a depth and breadth of experience in higher education to lead SUNY Niagara into the future.”

Town of Cambria Supervisor Wright H. Ellis said Dr. Murabito plays a vital role in facilitating support for the STEM Center Project at SUNY Niagara in Niagara County and in Albany.  “Additionally, his tenure as Interim President has enriched the citizens of Niagara County and the Town of Cambria, as well as the SUNY Niagara family.” “I look forward to him continuing his exemplary contribution to our community life,” Ellis said.”