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Cuomo appoints new trustee to OCC board

By Eric Reinahrdt


ONONDAGA — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed John Sindoni to the Onondaga Community College (OCC) board of trustees, the school announced on Tuesday.

Sindoni, a partner in the law firm Hiscock & Barclay LLP, succeeds Connie Whitton, whose term expired in 2012.

“We are fortunate to add John to a highly talented group of trustees working on the college’s behalf,” Margaret M. “Meg” O’Connell, OCC’s interim president said in a news release. “John is very familiar with Onondaga, and its unique place in the community, having served on the [OCC] Foundation’s board of trustees.”

Sindoni previously served on the OCC Foundation’s board of trustees from 2004 to 2010. He has also served on the boards of several local organizations, including Catholic Charities, Christian Brothers Academy, and, the Eldercare Foundation, the school said.

Sindoni is a graduate of Holy Cross College, and the Cornell University Law School. His areas of practice at Hiscock & Barclay include real estate and financial institutions and lending.

Sindoni lives in Cicero. He and his wife, Cecilia, have six children and six grandchildren.

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