Westchester CC Names New Interim President, Trustee Members

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Dr. John F. M. Flynn has been selected as Westchester Community College’s new interim president. Photo Credit: Contributed
Former Westchester County Executive Andrew J. Spano is a new member of the Westchester Community College Board of Trustees. Photo Credit: Contributed
John Nonna, an attorney, former Westchester County Legislator, and former Mayor of Pleasantville, has been named to the Westchester Community College's Board of Trustees. Photo Credit: Contributed
Attorney Robin Bikkal is a new member of the Westchester Community College Board of Trustees. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY,  N.Y. – Westchester Community College named a new interim president and named four new members to the Board of Trustees.

Dr. John F. M. Flynn has been selected as Westchester Community College’s interim president. He began serving in this role in January and will continue until a permanent successor is hired to replace Dr. Joseph Hankin, who recently retired.

Dr. Flynn was the college’s vice president and dean of academic affairs from 1983 to 2005. He then returned to the ranks of full-time faculty at the college. This will be the second time that Dr. Flynn has served as an Interim President of a SUNY institution. In 1992-1993, he was Interim President of Rockland Community College.

New Board of Trustees members are: Robin Bikkal, attorney; Dr. Norman Jacknis, Cisco executive, former Director of Information Technology for the County of Westchester; John Nonna, an attorney, former Westchester County Legislator, and former Mayor of Pleasantville; and Andrew J. Spano, former Westchester County Executive.

Westchester Community College is the largest college in the county, with approximately 26,000 students enrolled annually, including those who take non-credit classes through the largest Continuing Education Division in the State University of New York system.

The 218-acre main campus is in Valhalla. In addition to the Mount Vernon Center and extensions in Ossining and Yonkers, the college also has freestanding extensions in White Plains and Peekskill.

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