Statement by Chairman H. Carl McCall on SUNY Chancellor Search

August 15, 2016

"Following a competitive RFP process, I am proud to announce the selection of Isaacson, Miller as the firm to assist us in finding the next chancellor of The State University of New York. This well-established executive search firm is a leader in higher education, having worked with many SUNY campuses over the years and leading us to the appointment of Nancy Zimpher in 2009. I have the utmost confidence in their ability as we call on them once again."

More information about the SUNY chancellor search is available online. Suggestions of potential candidates can be submitted directly to Isaacson, Miller at

About Isaacson, Miller

Isaacson, Miller is a national executive search firm specializing in recruiting transformative leadership for mission-driven organizations. With the largest higher education executive search practice in the U.S., its searches have placed some of the most respected and successful presidents, chancellors, deans, department heads and administrative professionals in the country’s leading universities, colleges and academic medical centers.  Since its founding in 1982, Isaacson, Miller has been committed to strengthening and diversifying the leadership of the civic sector.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York 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 2023, 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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