Albany - State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced she is recommending to the SUNY Board
of Trustees that Ms. Johanna Duncan-Poitier be appointed as the Chancellor's Deputy
for the Education Pipeline of the State University of New York.
approval by the SUNY Board, Ms. Duncan-Poitier's appointment will be effective
Oct. 15, 2009.
Duncan-Poitier currently serves as the Senior Deputy Commissioner of Education
P-16 for the New York State Education Department, overseeing the educational
quality and accountability for 700 school districts, 270 colleges and
universities and 434 proprietary schools.
position as the Chancellor's Deputy for the Education Pipeline of SUNY, Ms. Duncan-Poitier
will provide leadership and coordination for all matters involved with the educational
pipeline, defined as the educational experience of all learners from early
childhood through K-12, post secondary and workforce development.
Zimpher's recently-concluded tour of all 64 campuses, the subject of strengthening
SUNY's role in all levels of education was a frequent topic of discussion.
trains many of New York's teachers and administrators and with Johanna's
experience, creativity and dedication, SUNY graduates will have an even greater
impact on education in our state," said Chancellor Zimpher.
honored to have this opportunity to work with Chancellor Zimpher to strengthen
partnerships that will position the University as a state and national leader
in improving educational opportunities for all students. I look forward to
meeting with the SUNY Board of Trustees to discuss how we can build systems from
birth through careers to help all levels and sectors of education," said
Duncan-Poitier will serve as the University’s representative with P-12 education
leaders and professionals with a state, national and international scope. She will
also serve as SUNY's liaison with representatives of other higher education
Duncan-Poitier earned a baccalaureate degree at Queens College and a Master's
in Public Administration at Bernard M. Baruch College. In addition to over 20
years of leadership experience within the State Education Department, Ms.
Duncan-Poitier also held leadership positions for more than 10 years within the
City University of New York (CUNY). She has been recognized for her
accomplishments with state and national awards.
About the State University of New York
University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating some 440,000 students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs on
64 campuses. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu
Duncan-Poitier will earn a salary of $220,000 per year and will be provided
with an automobile from the university vehicle pool.