Should SUNY Chancellor Malatras resign or be fired over actions while working for former Governor Andrew Cuomo?

UPDATE : Malatras has announced his resignation, effective January 14th

Calls are growing louder for SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras to resign.

He’s come under fire for things said while working in former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration. Before Cuomo’s resignation- and since- the administration has been called toxic, and abusive of women.

Sen. Liz Krueger spoke to Spectrum News about the entire ordeal, stopping short of calling for his resignation or removal from the top SUNY post.


“What Jim Malatras did was unseemly and absolutely inappropriate, and his participation in the toxic environment of the former governor’s administration is well known. The way he became Chancellor – hand-picked by Andrew Cuomo without any broader search – was also inappropriate; I opposed it at the time, and I would not complain if the SUNY Board chose to fire him now,” Krueger said. “What Jim Malatras did was unseemly and absolutely inappropriate, and his participation in the toxic environment of the former governor’s administration is well known. The way he became Chancellor – hand-picked by Andrew Cuomo without any broader search – was also inappropriate; I opposed it at the time, and I would not complain if the SUNY Board chose to fire him now.”

She had initially called for his resignation, according to the New York Post. However, that meeting she referenced apparently calmed things between the two state leaders.

READ MORE: What did Malatras say to Lindsey Boylan? What was revealed in the Cuomo investigation about him? [Spectrum News]


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