Assemblymember Wallace: SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras Must Resign or Be Removed

“SUNY Chancellor James Malatras must resign.His knowledge of and involvement in the misconduct that occurred in the Cuomo Administration renders him unqualified to lead our state’s university system.He had the opportunity to be a profile in courage and speak out – instead he chose to remain silent and be complicit.His conduct demonstrates a lack of integrity and an unwillingness to speak out in the face of impropriety.

“The more than 90,000 faculty members and 400,000 students in SUNY’s 64 campuses deserve a chancellor whose character is beyond reproach.They deserve a leader who will speak out for what is right, even if it is not in his personal interest to do so.If he does not resign, I call upon the SUNY Board of Trustees to remove him and conduct a national search to find his replacement.”