SUNY chancellor to leave for top job at Ohio State

Kristina Johnson has led the state system of public colleges and universities since 2017

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SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, who has led the state system since 2017, is set to leave New York for a top position at The Ohio State University.

Johnson on Wednesday morning was appoinrted president of the Ohio public university and is set to take over there Sept. 1.

Johnson will continue her duties as SUNY chancellor until interim leadership is appointed by the SUNY Board of Trustees, according to a media release Wednesday. 


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The Albany Times Union first reported Johnson imminent departure Tuesday night, but SUNY official did not confirm the departure until after Ohio State made the appointment official. 

“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,” Johnson said in a statement Wednesday. 

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