The Inauguration of Jim Malatras as the fifth president of SUNY Empire State College has been canceled due to ongoing concerns related to the spread of COVID-19.

The Inauguration of Jim Malatras SUNY Empire State College President

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Jim Malatras, Ph.D

Regrettably, the ceremony to mark the Inauguration of Jim Malatras as the fifth president of SUNY Empire State College was canceled out of an abundance of caution and in the best interests of all who were planning to attend.

While the entire college community was disappointed to miss this unique opportunity to celebrate SUNY Empire and share its vision and mission with a broader audience, we remain committed to forming closer ties with all our neighbors throughout the state and beyond.

Read President Jim Malatras's inaugural address.

President Malatras began his appointment at SUNY Empire on July 15, 2019, following service as the president of the Rockefeller Institute for Government, chief of staff for SUNY system administration and director of state operations for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Since arriving at SUNY Empire, he has initiated a bold agenda to advance the college's strengths, enhance its facilities across the state of New York, and expand on the ways it provides accessible, flexible higher education that both meets the present and future workforce needs of society and is responsive to the personal goals of learners at any stage of life.