SCCC board votes contract extension for president

Shaun L. McKay of Manorville is president of Shaun L. McKay of Manorville is president of Suffolk County Community College. Photo Credit: Handout

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Suffolk County Community College trustees last week extended college president Shaun McKay’s contract for two more years until 2020.

The board voted unanimously on the extension after a lengthy executive session for McKay’s annual evaluation. The extension did not change McKay’s $274,000 a year salary package, which included a $33,000 stipend for housing and $12,000 for a car.

While McKay’s contract makes him eligible for an annual cost of living increase, he voluntarily gave up the raise last year as did college unions. A college spokeswoman said he will turn over this year’s cost of living hike — which has not been determined — to the college foundation so the money can be used by the college’s theater arts program.

Meanwhile, the college in mid-July rehired on a temporary basis Charles Stein, who had retired in 2009 as the college’s financial vice president of finance and business operations. He is filling in after James Amoroso left the job. Stein had a 27-year public career in which he worked as deputy county executive in both Nassau and Suffolk, as deputy comptroller, and as top fiscal official of the Suffolk Water Authority.

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