C. Peter Magrath, seen here addressing the Binghamton University Forum, will continue to serve as University president while the presidential search continues. Magrath said he is "honored and excited" to extend his term.
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Magrath agrees to stay on as president
March 29, 2011Tweet
Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced that she will recommend appointment of C. Peter Magrath as president of Binghamton University to the SUNY Board of Trustees, effective March 28, 2011, for a term that will run through Dec. 31, 2011.
Magrath, in a letter sent to the University community Tuesday morning, said he has agreed to serve as president while the search for a new president continues. “I am both honored and excited to extend my role as president of this truly outstanding University,” he said. “I care about this place. We have a lot underway and I intend to continue to work to serve Binghamton University in every possible way.”
Magrath said the campus will pursue priorities established over the past year, maintaining its commitment to developing and strengthening entrepreneurialism in research and outreach. “The partnerships we create with industry and other organizations add to the economic and social development of our state and region, while at the same time enriching the educational experience of our outstanding students,” he said.
Magrath also noted that Binghamton University will continue its internationalization and diversity efforts. “They are Binghamton’s greatest strengths and we must continue to enhance our international presence,” he said.