Matthew J. Salanger appointed to Binghamton University Council
BINGHAMTON, NY -- Governor David A. Paterson has appointed Matthew J. Salanger, president and CEO of United Health Services, Inc., to the Binghamton University Council, effective December 7, 2009. The council, which supervises certain University operations including making recommendations of candidates for president of the University to the State University of New York Board of Trustees, is comprised of 10 unpaid members – nine appointed by the governor of New York and the tenth, a student, selected by his or her peers.
The council also reviews budget requests, makes regulations for student conduct, supervises student housing and safety, names buildings and grounds, and reviews plans for improvement of the faculty, staff and physical plant.
Salanger earned his bachelor’s degree from the University at Albany and his master’s degree in hospital and health administration from Xavier University in Ohio. He worked at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. and University Hospital Health Science Center at Syracuse before joining United Health Services Hospitals as an assistant vice president and hospital director in 1985. Salanger rose to associate vice president, vice president for operations and executive vice president/COO before being named president and CEO of United Health Services Hospitals in 1994. He retains that position in addition to his appointment as president and CEO of United Health Services, Inc. in 2007.
Salanger, who will serve until June 30, 2016, replaces Rayan Aguam, whose term on the council was completed.