Merodie A. Hancock, the president of SUNY Empire State College since July 2013, has accepted a new job as president of Thomas Edison State University of New Jersey.
She will take the position on March 5.
“While I am thrilled at the opportunity to join New Jersey’s flagship institution for adult education, leaving Empire State College will be difficult for me,” she said. “Working closely with the extraordinarily capable people who believe so deeply in the mission of providing access to a broad array of learners across the state has been a high point of my career.
“The work has been both challenging and rewarding, and would not have met with the success it has without the commitment and efforts of the good people across the college.”
The SUNY Board of Trustees is expected to appoint an interim president in January and a nationwide search will begin thereafter.