SUNY Board of Trustees To Appoint University System’s 13th Chancellor

April 24, 2017

Albany – The State University of New York Board of Trustees will meet in Albany today at 3:00 p.m., and is expected to appoint Dr. Kristina M. Johnson as the 13th chancellor of SUNY.

Media availability with Dr. Johnson, Chairman H. Carl McCall, and Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher will be held immediately following the meeting.

The Board of Trustees meeting is OPEN PRESS, will be webcast live, and be held as follows:

Date:         Monday, April 24, 2017
Time:         3:00 p.m.
Location:    The State University Plaza        
                 353 Broadway, Large Courtroom
                 Albany, New York 12246


About the State University of New York
The State University of New York, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, a law school, the country’s oldest school of maritime, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.4 million students amongst its entire portfolio of credit- and non-credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide are nearly $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2022, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunities, visit

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