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New SUNY boss

Kristina Johnson, a former US Department of Energy undersecretary in the Obama administration, has been appointed the new SUNY chancellor in a unanimous board of trustees vote.

Johnson, an accomplished engineer and university administrator, comes to SUNY as the United University Professions is in contract talks with the state.

“She seems to have a lot of energy and drive…and that’s the kind of leadership we’re going to need in times that are financially tough,” UUP President Frederick Kowal told the Albany Times Union.