Congrats To Dr. Jim Malatras, The 14th Chancellor Of The State University Of NY

August 27, 2020

Today, Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat released the following statement in recognition of the appointment of Dr. Jim Malatras, Ph.D. as Chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY):

“This is an unprecedented time filled with challenges facing higher education here in New York for the students, faculty, and hard-working staff whose communities have built SUNY into the thriving system of nationally recognized public education…”

“This is an unprecedented time filled with challenges facing higher education here in New York for the students, faculty, and hard-working staff whose communities have built SUNY into the thriving system of nationally recognized public education,” said Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13). “There is no doubt that Dr. Malatras – the first SUNY graduate to become SUNY Chancellor – possesses an intimate knowledge of SUNY, a demonstrated commitment to higher education as President of SUNY Empire State College, and leadership experience as former Vice Chancellor for Policy and Chief of Staff to SUNY Chancellor Emeritus Nancy L. Zimpher to succeed in his new position. It is a tremendous undertaking, but one that I am confident Dr. Malatras is ready to face and succeed.

“As Dr. Malatras begins his new role as SUNY Chancellor on August 31, 2020, I also want to thank the departing Dr. Kristina M. Johnson for her service as the 13th Chancellor of SUNY and wish her success in her new endeavor.”

Rep. Espaillat’s Congressional District includes Harlem, East Harlem, northern Manhattan and the north-west Bronx.

First elected to Congress in 2016, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is serving his second term in Congress where he serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the House Small Business Committee.  He serves as a Senior Whip of the House Democratic Caucus and is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) where he also serves in a leadership role as CHC Whip. He is also chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing. Rep. Espaillat’s Congressional District includes Harlem, East Harlem, northern Manhattan and the north-west Bronx.  To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at https://espaillat.house.gov/.


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