News Coverage: SUNY Board of Trustees appoints Dr. Tod Laursen SUNY Poly Acting President
"ALBANY — State University of New York Board of Trustees has appointed SUNY Provost Tod A. Laursen as acting president for SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
"Laursen’s appointment is effective immediately, and he will lead the Utica and Albany campuses in preparing for the return of students in the spring in accordance with SUNY guidance to reopen safely..."
Albany Business Review
"The State University of New York system said today it has appointed its provost and senior vice chancellor, Tod Laursen, as acting president of SUNY Polytechnic Institute effective immediately.
"Laursen will lead the college’s Utica and Albany campuses as they prepare for students to return to campus in the spring. Fatemeh (Shadi) Shahedipour-Sandvik will take over Laursen’s current responsibilities..."
"...Laursen has been the senior vice chancellor and provost of the SUNY system since September 2018. He came to SUNY from Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, where he was the founding president and served as its leader since 2010."
Central New York Business Journal
"...Prior to becoming president of Khalifa University, Laursen was a member of the faculty of Duke University between 1992 and 2010, during which time he had appointments in civil engineering, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering."