SUNY News Release: SUNY Board Announces Leadership at Polytechnic
Institute, Cobleskill, Geneseo, and Herkimer Campuses
Albany – The State University of New York Board of Trustees today appointed Dr. Alain Kaloyeros as president of SUNY Polytechnic Institute; Dr. Marion Terenzio as president of SUNY Cobleskill; and Dr. Denise A. Battles as president of SUNY Geneseo; and approved the appointment of Dr. Cathleen C. McColgin as president of Herkimer County Community College.
About Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, SUNY Polytechnic Institute Dr. Kaloyeros has provided executive leadership and served as chief executive officer and officer-in-charge of SUNY Poly since its creation by the Board of Trustees. The newly established State-wide campus provides world-class educational opportunities and technology-driven public-private partnerships at burgeoning physical locations in Albany, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo. Dr. Kaloyeros was instrumental in establishing the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, and has led the institution since its inception. Dr. Kaloyeros has been actively involved in the development and implementation of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s high-tech strategy to enable New York State to become a global leader in the nanotechnology-driven economy of the 21st Century. Under Dr. Kaloyeros’ leadership and vision, SUNY Poly is well positioned to become one of the world’s most advanced university-driven research enterprises, offering students a one-of-a-kind academic experience and providing thousands of corporate partners with access to an unmatched ecosystem for leading-edge research, development, and commercialization of nano-electronics and nanotechnology innovations. Dr. Kaloyeros has a decades-long successful association with the State University of New York, beginning with a faculty appointment at the University at Albany in July 1988. He holds 13 patents, has authored or co-authored over 200 articles, and has contributed to seven books on topics pertaining to the science and technology of nano-electronics and nano-optoelectronics ultrathin film materials, atomic layer vapor phase deposition processes, and nanoscale X-ray, electron, and photon-based characterization and metrology. Dr. Kaloyeros received his Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1987. He is a past recipient of the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, the NSF Research Initiation Award, the Albany Foundation 1995 Academic Laureate Award, the 1997 Center for Economic Growth Enterprise Award, the 1999 Citizen of the University Award, the 2002 Outstanding Inventor Award of the SUNY RF, and is a member of the Tech Valley Business Hall of Fame.
Dr. Kaloyeros’ appointment is effective March 1, 2015 , at an annual salary of $490,000. In addition to this State salary, Dr. Kaloyeros will receive $311,700 per year from the College Local Foundation or the Research Foundation for SUNY in recognition and support of his ongoing activities to raise the innovation, scholarly, academic, and philanthropic profile of SUNY Poly, for a total compensation package of $801,700.