Steve Tyrell selected to be next president of North Country Community College in New York

Lake Placid News April 27, 2012
Steve Tyrell will take over as North Country Community College's sixth president on June 15, pending approval by the State University of New York.

Tyrell, who is from Mooers in Clinton County, currently serves as vice president for student affairs at Alfred State College. He will replace Carol Brown, who has served as president since 2009. Brown will retire on April 30 to spend more time with her family.

NCCC's Board of Trustees made the decision at a special board meeting on Tuesday following a national search and in-depth interviews with the four final candidates: Tyrell, Mark Kosinski, W. David Pelham and Marty Clay.

"The Board of Trustees is very pleased with the process of the search and its final outcome," board Chairman Gerald Blair said in a press release. "Dr. Tyrell is an excellent choice for NCCC, the administration and faculty, and its students."

Tyrell said he is "thrilled to return home to the region.

"I look forward to working with community leaders in advancing our workforce partnerships that extends the impact of North County throughout the counties of Essex and Franklin," he said in a prepared statement. "I am also joining a community of highly dedicated professionals who continue to prepare graduates who excel in the region and beyond."
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