Anne Shybunko-Moore, a Suffolk Community College trustee who college officials two years ago tried to oust for missing board meetings, is leaving of her own accord.
Shybunko-Moore’s resignation took effect Wednesday. She was first appointed to the board in 2012 and is leaving three years before her term is up on June 30, 2019.
Shybunko-Moore, an ardent advocate of workforce training, said she is leaving because she feels she can have a greater impact as a member of the state’s regional economic development council and the state workforce investment board. By working with the groups, she said, “I think the college will still benefit.”
Her resignation comes after her husband, Jamie Moore, earlier this year had applied for a college post as associate vice president for workforce training. While no final selection has been made, Moore was not among the five finalists. Shybunko-Moore said there is “no connection” between her exit and her husband’s job bid.
A spokeswoman for Legis. DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville), the Suffolk Legislature’s presiding officer, said lawmakers will seek potential contenders for the SCC board and hope to have a resolution for a successor filed by the July 26 meeting.
— Rick Brand