As the new president of Trocaire College, Bassam Deeb can further his commitment to higher education while staying in Western New York, the place he calls home.
“I’m thrilled that I’m able to move up professionally and still be able to stay in the community,” said Deeb, whose family moved to Buffalo in 1976 from Beirut.
Trocaire College on Tuesday named Deeb as the new president, effective July 9.
Deeb has served as vice president for student services at Niagara County Community College for the past eight years. The search committee saw Deeb as someone who can combine his passion for education and his experience at other institutions to lead the college forward and take it to the next level, said Sharon Hanson, chairwoman of the search committee.