Last week, State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Nancy Zimpherannounced that she will leave her position on June 30, 2017.

Dr. Zimpher first took office in June 2009, having come from the presidency of the University of Cincinnati.  She implementing a strategic plan called “The Power of SUNY,” and promoted SUNY as an engine of economic growth and community development. She has also worked to raise academic standards and has made it easier for students to transfer within SUNY system’s 64 campuses, which serves 460,000 full-time and part-time students.

The university’s board is expected to conduct a national search for a new chancellor.