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Dr. William J. Murabito, President
Dr. William J. Murabito was appointed president at Niagara County Community College in December 2019 after serving as interim president since September of 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 1998 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.
Lydia Ulatowski, Ed. M., Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA)
Lydia Ulatowski, Ed. M., has been appointed as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) at Niagara County Community College effective August 2018. Ulatowski, a resident of Lewiston, NY, has been serving as the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs since 2012 but has worked at the College since 1989 in various capacities. Prior to Assistant VP, previous positions included directing high school-college concurrent enrollment initiatives, and developing and coordinating the college tutoring program. Before moving into administration, Ulatowski was an instructor of English and Business Communications at NCCC as well as at the University at Buffalo, Niagara University, and Bryant & Stratton. She also taught English as a Second Language in the Dominican Republic for four years.
As Vice President of Academic Affairs, Ulatowski 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 services, faculty resource center, tutoring, e-learning and instructional technology services, student academic progress, and Workforce Development.
Ulatowski earned her bachelor’s degree in English from State University College at Fredonia and her master’s degree in education/counseling from Niagara University.
Patrice Elnicki, Interim Vice President of Finance and Information Technology
Niagara County Community College (NCCC) has appointed Patrice Elnicki of Sanborn, NY as Interim Vice President of Finance and Information Technology. Elnicki assumed this post effective Monday, December 9, 2019 and will continue in the interim position until a permanent replacement has been named. She has been with NCCC since 2005, most recently serving as Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting.
Elnicki is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State and received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Valparaiso University in Indiana. She is a member of the New York State Community College Business Officers’ Association.
Wayne Lynch, Vice President for Operations
Wayne Lynch was named Vice President of Operations effective August 27th 2019, he served as Interim Vice President of Operations at NCCC starting in November of 2018. In his position, Lynch oversees all college operations including Facilities, Maintenance, Grounds, Construction Planning and Design, Custodial Services and Public Safety. Lynch comes to the college after serving as Director of Operations and Director of Support Services at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston. Additionally, Lynch held positions in operations and facility planning at various Kaleida Health sites to include Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst and DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda.
Lynch is a graduate of NCCC with degrees in Mathematics and Science, as well as Mechanical Process Piping and Industrial Design. Following his studies at NCCC, Lynch went on to receive a BS in Business Administration from Buffalo State College and a MBA from the University at Buffalo. As the Vice President for Operations, Lynch will report directly to President Murabito.
Julia Pitman, Vice President for Student Services
Julia Pitman began her position as Vice President of Student Services at NCCC on September 24, 2012. 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, 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.