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SUNY Chancellor to step down, become president of The Ohio State University

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 11:52:36-04

NEW YORK (WKBW) — State University of New York Board of Trustees announced the departure of Chancellor Dr. Kristina M. Johnson who has been appointed the president of The Ohio State University and will start September 1.

Johnson will continue her duties as SUNY Chancellor until an interim leadership structure is appointed.

“Dr. Johnson has led SUNY with a deep commitment to providing access and opportunity, while ensuring a premier high-quality education for all our students and propelling our university system to new national heights and recognition,” said SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Merryl H. Tisch. “We join all New Yorkers in thanking Dr. Johnson for her service and her tireless commitment to issues of equity and excellence, and we wish her the very best on her new opportunity as president of Ohio State University.”

Johnson became the 13th chancellor of SUNY on April 24, 2017.

“Leading SUNY has been an honor, and throughout my term I have been energized by the students, our esteemed faculty, and the brilliant leaders I have come to know and value,” said Chancellor Johnson. “New York State has been welcoming to me and my wife Veronica Meinhard, and I am thankful to have the opportunity to build on SUNY’s strength as a diverse and inclusive higher education system.”