Albany — The State University of New York Board of Trustees and SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson announced the appointment of Dr. Jinliu “Grace” Wang as SUNY Polytechnic Institute interim president.
“Dr. Wang brings precisely the skills and experience we need now at SUNY Poly,” SUNY Chancellor Johnson said. “There is no one more qualified or committed to guide SUNY Poly and harness the capacity of its existing world-class research and teaching facilities. In her relatively short time at SUNY, Dr. Wang has performed exceedingly well and has demonstrated an inclusive, results-driven approach to working with campuses, faculty, and students. My congratulations to her on this appointment.”
Wang also will continue in her role as senior vice chancellor for SUNY Research and Economic Development.
Wang’s appointment is effective Sunday, July 1. She replaces Dr. Bahgat G. Sammakia, who steps down June 30.