Binghamtons Stenger is considered a provisional SUNY candidate for Chancellor
Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger is believed to be one of the people charged with overseeing the 64-campus SUNY system after Jim Malatras resigned as Chancellor.
Stenger, who came to Binghamton ten years ago, could be a leading candidate for interim chancellor from January.
The New York Post reported that SUNY trustees “are investigating three distinguished presidents from flagship colleges” as they ponder who should be in charge of the system while a permanent chancellor is sought.
The newspaper said Stenger is among the candidates along with Satish Tripathi from SUNY-Buffalo and Havidan Rodriguez from SUNY-Albany. The report cited “sources close to the deliberations”.
Prior to the Post report, Stenger was asked if he might be considered for the office of Chancellor.
On WNBF Radio’s Binghamton Now show on Friday, Stenger said, “It’s not on my list of things to do.” He said, “I really enjoy being on campus. I love the student aspect of this job.”
Stenger added, “The Chancellor’s job is a different job.” He noted that it is more of a political and governmental job. He said, “I don’t care, even if you asked me.”
Stenger said he wanted to stay at Binghamton University to continue working on ongoing projects. He said: “I would never want to leave here. We have too many things that are right at one critical point.” He cited the growing Health Sciences campus in Johnson City and the addition of new programs.
Stenger was unavailable on Saturday to comment on the report that he is being considered as interim chancellor.
Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: [email protected].
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