Schenectady County

SCCC to enter Albany, with or without Bullock

Schenectady County Community College will be expanding into Albany County in January. Whether SC

Schenectady County Community College will be expanding into Albany County in January.

Whether SCCC President Quintin Bullock expands his horizons to include the presidency of Stark State College in Ohio won’t be known until late November at the earliest.

Bullock will meet officials at Stark State, a nearly 20,000-student institution in North Canton, Ohio, for an interview on Nov. 2 or 3, according to Irene Lewis Motts, director of marketing and communications for the college.

Bullock is one of four fi nalists for the position. Two have already interviewed, according to Motts. She said the plan is to select the new president by the end of December, but the choice could come in November instead.

“When the new president starts will depend on what type of contract he or she has at their current college. Our board will be fl exible with that,” she said.

Bullock has been president of SCCC since July 2009. Before that, he was provost at Tidewater Community College in Virginia.

Before Monday’s SCCC Board of Trustees meeting, he declined to discuss the matter, saying only that he would comment when he had more information about this job opportunity.

Bullock is making $158,875 at SCCC. The salary range for the Stark State job is about $180,000 to $224,000, according to the college.

Trustees chairwoman Denise Murphy McGraw alluded to Bullock’s job search. “I wish our president all the best — whatever happens in Ohio,” she said.

She added that she is convinced that he will impress the Stark State officials, as he has the people in Schenectady, and said she did not want to lose him. “I’m thinking of chaining myself to his front door or anything else I can do,” she quipped.

Other than those comments, Monday’s big announcement was the Board of Trustees’ approval to offer SCCC classes and programs in Albany County. The plan has already been endorsed by the State University of New York and now must be approved by the Albany County Legislature.

SCCC is looking to offer career programs such as home health aide, home care aide, certifi ed nurse’s aide, health information technology and medical coding and billing. It also wants to offer a fi re technology program on behalf of the town of Colonie and its fire departments, as well as the college-readiness program and the 24 Credit Hour Program, which allows adult learners with or without a general equivalency diploma to gain admission to college for a liberal arts program.

The classes would begin Jan. 23 at various locations.

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