Albany – State University of
New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced
that she has recommended Interim President C. Peter Magrath be named president
of Binghamton University for a term that will run through December 31, 2011.
The appointment will
go before the SUNY Board of Trustees for confirmation at a special meeting in
“I am grateful to
Dr. Magrath for his ongoing service as interim president of Binghamton
University and for agreeing to stay on beyond his anticipated time frame while
we continue to conduct a search for his successor,” said Chancellor Zimpher.
“This appointment as president is fitting in that it signals the level of
accomplishment and ability we will be looking for in candidates for the next
president of Binghamton University.”
Magrath, a former
senior presidential advisor for The College Board and a past president of
Binghamton University from 1972 to 1974, took office as interim president on
July 1, 2010.
“I am both
honored and excited to be asked to serve as president of this outstanding
University,” said Magrath. “I thank Chancellor Zimpher for her support of
Binghamton and I look forward to continuing to pursue the priorities that we
have established over the past year. Binghamton is a great university — we have
outstanding students, a passion for discovery and a commitment to our
community. I look forward to continuing our efforts to make Binghamton
University even stronger.”
Zimpher has notified the search committee and BU Council Chair Kathryn Madigan
of her decision.
A copy of Chancellor
Zimpher’s letter to Dr. Magrath can be found here.
A copy of Dr. Magrath’s
letter to the Binghamton University community can be found here.
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