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SCCC reopens search for a new president

Suffolk County Community College trustees have gone back to square one in their search for a new college president.

Chairman Ernesto Mattace Jr. said the board is throwing open the search to the 30 candidates who applied the first time around as well as any others who may be interested now.

The trustees have to keep looking because their first choice, Ray DiPasquale, president of Community College of Rhode Island, turned down the Suffolk job Monday after his own state officials gave him a big raiseand an additional position as acting commissioner of higher education.

Suffolk trustees had planned to have a new president on board by next summer, but Mattace could not say whether the new search would push back that date.

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