• Building on SUNY's Legacy

The Search for SUNY's Future Leaders

Leading SUNY's 64 community, statutory and comprehensive colleges, research universities, academic medical centers, and teaching hospitals is both a unique challenge and an extraordinary opportunity.

One of the challenges of being the largest university system in the nation is that our wonderful presidents and executive leadership move on. However, by promoting and recruiting new leaders throughout the system, we have a unique opportunity to build on our work.

The selection of our campus presidents and executive leadership is central to SUNY's growing excellence. With several presidential and executive searches beginning, leadership is conducting rigorous national and international outreach to attract highly qualified and diverse pools.

Through this website, we will continue to update and provide information regarding our search activities.

We hope the SUNY community, the people of the State of New York, prospective candidates, and any other stakeholders submit their nominations for consideration to any one of our searches. All nominations will be treated confidentially.

Please email all nominations to ExecSearches@suny.edu and include the following information:

  • Name of person being nominated
  • Contact information
  • Name of campus or campuses 

Active Presidential Searches

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Undergraduate teaching, research and advanced graduate and professional studies are top priorities for the University Centers and Doctoral Degree Granting Institutions. All campuses are research institutions and offer bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through a broad range of academic programs. Undergraduate research and honors programs provide students with opportunities to interact one-on-one with renowned national and international faculty.
University Colleges are leaders in undergraduate instruction and provide bachelor's and master's degrees in liberal arts and sciences and professional disciplines. These campuses are mostly situated in small cities and towns. Student success is the primary focus as evidenced by faculty and staff interactions through honors programs, independent study opportunities, research and study abroad.
Cutting-edge, hands-on training for in-demand careers is the focus of Technology Colleges. Over 300 academic programs are available through certificate programs, associate, bachelor's and master's degrees in technical, as well as traditional, disciplines. Excellent campus support services, investments in the latest equipment, and state-of-the-art facilities complement the classroom instruction. Internships and on-the-job training provide students with hands-on experience that is sought after by employers.
As leaders in higher education - in New York State and throughout the nation - community colleges respond to the educational needs of all people and their local, state and global communities. SUNY's 30 Community Colleges provide access to higher education by offering certificate programs and associate degrees, as well as transfer and career services. Many of the community colleges also offer on-campus living. Students benefit from smaller classes, flexible course scheduling and affordable career exploration.