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Dr. William J. Murabito, Interim President
Dr. William J. Murabito was appointed interim president at Niagara County Community College in September 2017.
Dr. Murabito has held the role of Interim President at SUNY Cobleskill in 2002, Sullivan County Community College in 2011, and SUNY Morrisville in 2013 and as CEO/Officer-in-Charge at Rockland Community College in 2003.
Prior to those appointments, Dr. Murabito held several positions at SUNY System Administration between 1983 and 2002, including Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Executive Director for University Technology Colleges and as Associate and Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Life.
His volunteer activities includes serving as a member of New York State Commission of National and Community Services since 1994 and chair from 1994-2007, and the New York Special Olympics Board of Directors from 1984-2004 and its chair from 1991-1997.
Murabito received Volunteer of the Year for the City of Albany for his work as chair of Albany’s Promise, and the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award in 1988 from the State University College at Buffalo.
He holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Illinois, an M.S. in Student Personnel and Guidance from SUNY Albany, and a B.S. from the State University College at Buffalo.
Gail Tylec, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs
Gail L. Tylec, Ed. M., former Chair of the Science, Health and Mathematics Division, has been appointed as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) at Niagara County Community College. Tylec, of North Tonawanda, will temporarily replace Dr. Luba Chliwniak who will be retiring in March after working at NCCC since 2015.
As Vice President of Academic Affairs, she is responsible for the development, implementation, oversight and assessment of all credit and non-credit academic programs. The VPAA also oversees articulation agreements, academic grants, faculty evaluations, college catalog, library/information resources and services, faculty resource center, tutoring and academic achievement centers, e-learning offerings and instructional technology services, student academic progress, degree audits, and program review process.
Tylec, a graduate of NCCC, has worked at Niagara County Community College for thirty years serving as Vice President of Faculty Senate, Chair of the Curriculum Committee and as liaison to multiple SUNY and NYSED Committees. Tylec is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, President’s Council for Community Leadership Award and is a recipient of the NCCC Distinguished Alumni Award.
Tylec earned her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland and her master’s degree from SUNY Buffalo.
William Schickling, Vice President of Finance & Information Technology
William Schickling has served as Vice President of Finance at NCCC from November 2002 to the present. His scope of responsibilities was expanded to include the College's Information Technology operations in October, 2010. Prior to NCCC in 2001-02, he served as the site controller for Saint Gobain's facility in Wheatfield, N.Y. He was responsible for general accounting, cost analysis, reporting and limited clerical activity for a manufacturing site with an annual budget of $70 million.
Prior to Saint Gobain in 1989-2000, he was the Controller for FMC Corporation in Tonawanda, N.Y., responsible for accounting and information technology functions for a chemical manufacturing plant with an annual budget of $25 million. In 1997, Schickling also took on the position of Purchasing Manager and assumed the responsibility for purchasing functions.
Prior to FMC in Tonawanda, N.Y., he was the Consolidations Manager for FMC in Chicago, Ill., from 1981-1988, when he managed a department of six people and was responsible for collecting, consolidating and reporting budget, forecasts and actual results for all of FMC's world-wide operations. The Certified Public Accountant, started his career as an auditor with Arthur Young & Company.
Michael Dombrowski, Vice President for Operations
Michael Dombrowski was named Vice President of Operations effective August 29, 2011. In his position, Dombrowski oversees all college operations including the Facilities, Maintenance and Security Divisions.
Prior to joining NCCC, Dombrowski served as the Director of Facilities/Clinical Engineering/Bio-Med at TLC Health Network where he provided leadership in project and construction management, cost containment, staff development, and long-range planning for a major healthcare system in WNY. He also has more than 8 years of experience as a field service engineer working in the Medical Devices and Hospital & Health Care industries. Dombrowski holds a BSM in Business Management from Houghton College.
Ms. Julia Pitman, Vice President for Student Services
Ms. Julia Pitman began her position as Vice President of Student Services at NCCC on September 24, 2012. Ms. Pitman has an M.A. in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore, a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing, also from the University of Baltimore and an A.A. in Business Administration from the College of Southern Maryland. In her most recent position, Ms. Pitman served as the Dean of Enrollment Management at Baltimore City Community College. Additionally, she has experience working in admissions and financial aid, including serving as the Director of Admissions at the College of Southern Maryland and at the University of Baltimore. She has served on the Board of Directors and on the Advisory Board of the Maryland State Future Business Leaders of America and was a Founding Board Member of the Southern Maryland College Access Network.