Inauguration of SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson

Dr. Kristina Johnson was formally inaugurated as the 13th chancellor of The State University of New York (SUNY) on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Along with members of the SUNY community, the ceremony featured prominent leaders from academia, government, business, and philanthropic organizations.

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Chancellor Johnson is...

A member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Inventors who holds 118 U.S. and international patents, has published 149 referenced papers and proceedings. She is a fellow of the Optical Society of America, International Electronics and Electrical Engineering (IEEE), the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Before becoming chancellor of SUNY, she was a co-founder and CEO of Cube Hydro Partners, LLC and Under Secretary of Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy under President Barack Obama. In the field of education, Dr. Johnson served as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Johns Hopkins University from 2007-2009 and Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University from 1999-2007.

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SUNY is...

The largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the country. SUNY serves nearly 1.4 million students annually, employs more than 90,000 faculty and staff, and connects more than three million alumni around the world. SUNY students and faculty across the state make significant contributions to research and discovery, resulting in $1 billion of externally sponsored activity each year.

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Chancellor Johnson talks to a female student at SUNY New Paltz.Chancellor Johnson shakes hands with an Onondaga Community College student.Chancellor Johnson gets a tour of an indoor garden at SUNY Cobleskill.SUNY Chancellor Johnson walks with SUNY College of Optometry students and staff.