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Richard Iannuzzi, former president of New York State United Teachers, has been recommended to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for appointment to the Suffolk County Community College board of trustees.

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Suffolk Democratic chairman Richard Schaffer acknowledged that he recommended the former union head for the unpaid post because his “wealth of experience would be a tremendous asset” to the board. Ianuzzi’s name has surfaced because Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri, 68, whose term as a gubernatorial appointee ran out June 30, has indicated he does not want another seven-year term.

Iannuzzi’s name had also been considered earlier for the seat held by Belinda Alvarez-Groneman, but Assemb. Phil Ramos pressed for a Hispanic appointee and Cuomo named Bergre Escorbores, a Brentwood school administrator and treasurer of the Islip Democratic committee.