SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras to Resign From Position in January

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The man who has led the State University of New York system since August 2020 will be resigning from his position next month.

Chancellor Jim Malatras has faced criticism in recent weeks for his behavior towards staff members while working in the state education system and also while serving as a member of former Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration. In a letter to the Chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees, Malatras said he doesn't want to be a distraction as SUNY emerges from the COVID-19 crisis. His last day as Chancellor will be January 14th.

The Board of Trustees released a statement in response to his resignation

We want to thank Dr. Jim Malatras for his extraordinary service to the entire SUNY system. The past two years have been among the most trying in SUNY’s history—and Jim’s leadership and collaboration with our faculty and staff have allowed our institution to continue to thrive and serve our nearly 400,000 students at 64 campuses across our state safely and in person. He has been a champion for our students, for access, for equity, and for deeper public investment in this great institution. The entire board expresses our gratitude for his dedication and leadership.
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