H. Carl McCall, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, on Wednesday announced his plans to retire effective June 30.
McCall, who has also served as state comptroller and was a three-term state senator from Manhattan, has chaired the board since 2011 after joining it in 2007.
The state university system in a release commended McCall's tenure, highlighting an expansion of the system's academic program, an elevation of its national and international brand and a diversification of its senior leadership.
“I believe that it is time for me to pursue other interests and allow new vision to take SUNY to even higher heights,” McCall said in a statement.
McCall plans to teach a course at the University at Albany in retirement and work on a memoir of his decades in public service.