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A Message from the Interim President

To all Faculty and Staff,

After careful thought and consideration, and with substantial input from various academic, administrative, and community constituents, I have decided that it is in the best interest of our University to discontinue the search and recruitment process for our next University Provost at this time.

As we move forward, I thank Minghua Zhang for his willingness to serve as Interim Provost until the search is re-launched. I also wish to express profound gratitude to Esther Takeuchi (SUNY Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering/Chemistry), the late Dave Ferguson (SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Technology and Society), and the entire Provost Search Committee for their exemplary efforts during the search process itself.

I close by thanking all of you for your understanding and support.

Michael A. Bernstein
Professor of Business, Economics, and History
Interim President