ALBANY, N.Y. - The State University of New York Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Robert J. Jones as the 19th president of the University at Albany, who will be on hand for a meet and greet Friday.
Jones will be introduced to the UAlbany community and be available to take questions Friday at 11:45 a.m. on the University campus.
Jones was named as the incoming president following a national search that attracted candidates from leading research universities across the country.
Jones has served as senior vice president for Academic Administration at the University of Minnesota System for the last eight years.
"As one of our elite university centers and home to the globally renowned College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, UAlbany needs the steady, professional leadership Dr. Jones has developed over his distinguished career," Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said.
Jones' appointment is effective on January 2, 2013. As president, he will receive an annual State salary of $385,000, with a supplement of $110,000 from the campus' allocation of research funds through the Research Foundation. He will also receive a $60,000 housing allowance and have access to a campus vehicle.
Jones will succeed George Philip, who served as Interim President of the campus from November 2007 to June 2009, and as President since.