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SUNY Fredonia President set to retire at the end of spring semester

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 13:27:20-04

FREDONIA, N.Y. (WKBW) — State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson announced SUNY Fredonia President Dr. Virginia Schaefer Horvath is set to retire on July 1st.

Horvath has dedicated more than 40 years to service in public higher education.

"I have been honored to work with colleagues and students and take pride in what we have been able to achieve together in academics, research and creative activity, student leadership, shared governance, community service, athletics, student success, economic development, and innovation," said Horvath. "I will leave with joy at having served here and with hope for continued success for the next generations of Fredonians and for all SUNY faculty, staff, and students. A part of my heart will always remain here."

Chancellor Johnson will work with the SUNY Board of Trustees to ensure there will be interim leadership prior to the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.

“I had the privilege of visiting SUNY Fredonia as one of my first campus visits as Chancellor, and truly appreciated Dr. Horvath’s enthusiasm and commitment to providing the highest quality education for our students and leading a dedicated and stellar team of faculty and staff,” said SUNY Chancellor Johnson. “I am grateful for Dr. Horvath’s years of service and my best wishes to her and her family as she prepares for retirement.”