“It is with immense sadness and gratitude that we honor Chancellor
Emeritus John W. Ryan on the news of his passing. A strong leader and reputable
academic, John Ryan was a nationally recognized figure in higher education who
between 1996 and 1999 guided SUNY through a transitional period in New York
State with calm and steady influence.
“Dr. Ryan worked
tirelessly to unite people and societies through shared education and knowledge
– a vision still very much alive at SUNY
“His memory will live on through the already established John W.
Ryan Fellowship in International Education, awarded annually to a prominent
scholar, leader, or practitioner for exemplary contributions to international
education – a field that was near to John's heart and one that he highlighted
during SUNY's 50th anniversary celebrations.
“Our deepest sympathies extend to his family and all who had the
opportunity to know and work with him.”
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more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses with more than 3
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