SUNY Board of Trustees Launch Global Search for Next SUNY Chancellor

March 8, 2022

Nationally Recognized Search Firm Isaacson, Miller Selected to Identify and Recruit Potential Candidates

Albany, NY – State University of New York Board of Trustees today announced the launch of a global search for SUNY's next permanent chancellor. National executive search firm Isaacson, Miller has been selected to identify and recruit potential candidates for SUNY Board consideration.

SUNY Chairman Dr. Merryl H. Tisch and Vice Chairman Cesar Perales said, "We have assembled a search committee that is inclusive and representative of our campus community and the wide range of interests needed to bring forward the best candidates to lead the largest university system in the nation. We want to thank all the members of the committees who will devote their time, talents, and input to ensure the next SUNY chancellor encompasses the intellect, experience, and deep commitment to affordability, access, and who will continue to build on the world-class education our students expect and deserve."

SUNY Chairman Dr. Merryl H. Tisch and Vice Chairman Cesar Perales will co-chair the search committee, which will include multiple subcommittees made up of SUNY students, faculty representatives, and community leaders and is intended to be inclusive of all constituencies that SUNY serves. The search committee will be assisted by search firm Isaacson, Miller and charged with recruiting and reviewing the qualifications of applicants as well as verifying the credentials of all finalists to present to the full SUNY Board of Trustees for consideration.

For more information about the SUNY chancellor search, or to provide suggestions of potential candidates, please visit the Isaacson, Miller website at this link.

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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