ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — UAlbany has a new interim president after current President Robert Jones announced he was leaving the university to take a chancellor position with the University of Illinois.
The State University Board of Trustees appointed Dr. James Stellar into the position today.
Stellar has served as provost and Senior Vice President at the college since February 2015.
He has a long history of academic leadership, dating back more than two decades.
Stellar’s appointment to the position begins September 24.
President Jones’ last day will be September 30.