Statement by SUNY Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright

September 23, 2016

"We had a productive meeting today with the executive team from SUNY Poly. We all agree that maintaining a stable environment on campus, for students, faculty, and staff must continue to be our top priority.

"This is an unexpected leadership transition and we are thankful for the continued patience and support of the SUNY Poly community. We will be engaging with students and faculty moving forward, as well as our partners at Empire State Development, in the community, and throughout business and industry, to ensure that the good work SUNY Poly does on behalf of the state is uninterrupted.

"The college’s academic and research programs continue to excel. SUNY Poly’s commitment to its industry partners, stakeholders, and tenants is unwavering. The State University of New York remains committed to achieving the tremendous vision and potential of SUNY Poly."

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