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Dr. Willig was the inaugural President of College of Staten Island predecessor institution Staten Island Community College (SICC) from 1956 to 1968. His academic area of expertise was civil engineering.
He guided SICC, the first community college within CUNY, through its initial enrollment of approximately 200 students, directing the institution as the number of students grew rapidly within a short time period. Dr. Willig also oversaw the expansion of SICC from its St. George location to it new Sunnyside campus, established a two-year Nursing program, and initiated SICC’s participation in the SEEK program.