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The Telegram
  • President Yeigh to leave SUNYIT

  • SUNYIT President Bjong Wolf Yeigh will leave his post to take the position of Chancellor of the University of Washington Bothell, effective Sept. 1.

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  • SUNYIT President Bjong Wolf Yeigh will leave his post to take the position of Chancellor of the University of Washington Bothell, effective Sept. 1.
    Yeigh has headed SUNYIT since 2008. He made the announcement in an open letter to faculty, students and staff posted today on the SUNYIT website.
    “While I am honored to have been selected, leaving will not be easy,” Yeigh wrote. “Together, we have accomplished much, but a lot of work remains to be done. For me, the last five years have revealed only a part of SUNYIT’s enormous potential—and it is important that what we have started together continues long after I am gone.”
    As SUNYIT’s fifth president, Yeigh has presided over the construction of three new campus buildings, the launch of new engineering and other academic programs, and the establishment of SUNYIT’s partnership with the University at Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Under that partnership, construction of the Computer Chip Commercialization Center on the SUNYIT campus will begin in a few week.
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