Loch Sheldrake (Sept 20, 2011) – Nicholas Speranza, chair of the SUNY Sullivan Board of Trustees, announced today that Dr. William Murabito has been named the college's interim president effective immediately. Dr. Murabito's will serve in his capacity as interim president up to and including the date when a new permanent president takes office at SUNY Sullivan.
"It is with the greatest pleasure that I announce Dr. Murabito's appointment," said Speranza. "As the college's chair of the board of trustees, I look forward to working with Dr. Murabito. His experience in higher education, much of which was spent in the SUNY system, will allow SUNY Sullivan to continue to grow and prosper. I have every confidence that Dr. Murabito will make the college's transition to a permanent president smooth and seamless."
Serving as an interim college president is not new to Dr. Murabito. He held that position in 2002-2003 at SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill.
Before retiring from higher education in 2009 as Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at SUNY Institute of Technology, Dr. Murabito held a number of administrative positions in the SUNY System.
2004-2006: Associate Vice Chancellor/Provost Office, SUNY System Administration
2003-2004: CEO/Officer-in-Charge, Rockland Community College
1999-2002: Executive Director for University Technology Colleges, SUNY System Administration
1993-199: Associate Vice Chancellor for University Life, SUNY System Administration
1983-1993: Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, SUNY System Administration
1977-1983: Vice President for Student Affairs, SUNY Institute of Technology
Dr. Murabito also chaired the system team that helped restructure SUNY Maritime. The action of the system team resulted in new curricula, enhanced revenue systems and increased enrollment. Maritime changed from a campus at risk of closing to a SUNY success story.
Dr. Murabito earned a bachelor of science from SUNY Buffalo and a master of science from SUNY Albany. He was awarded his doctorate from the University of Illinois in 1972.
In addition to his many affiliations and memberships in higher education organizations, Dr. Murabito has been a board member of the Association of State Commissions since 2006; a two-time former member of the New York Special Olympics Board of Directors; and is currently on the board of the New York State Commission of National and Community Services.
Dr. Murabito is the author of a number of articles published in prestigious academic journals. He has also developed and taught courses on higher education and supervised students through independent study.