SUNY Erie Board of Trustees Suspends President

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Oct. 27, 2022 — The SUNY Erie Board of Trustees voted today to suspend President David Balkin with pay, to allow for an investigation regarding allegations filed with the college’s Human Resources Department.

The complaints followed a recent conversation regarding the college’s operations between a staff member and the president. The matter will be investigated by an appointed third party.

The college’s Provost, Dr. Adiam Tsegai, will handle day-to-day operations at the college during the investigation.

Neither the college nor the board will comment further on the matter until the investigation is completed.