Head of New York university system officially resigns after texts about Cuomo's accuser uncovered

Jim Malatras announced his resignation as chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY), 12월에 레티시아 제임스(Letitia James) 법무장관 사무실이 모독적인 메시지를 공개한 후. The revelation came amid sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo, 민주당 원.

The governor resigned in April 2021 following accusations from 11 women who claimed he sexually harassed them. Malatras officially stepped down on Friday.

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Then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks as he is joined via video conference by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, during the Governor's daily briefing following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (코로나 바이러스 감염증 -19 : 코로나 19) in Manhattan in New York City on July 13, 2020. At right is Jim Malatras, president of SUNY Empire State College. Malatras officially resigned on Jan. 14. REUTERS/Mike Segar (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

Then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks as he is joined via video conference by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, during the Governor’s daily briefing following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (코로나 바이러스 감염증 -19 : 코로나 19) in Manhattan in New York City on July 13, 2020. At right is Jim Malatras, president of SUNY Empire State College. Malatras officially resigned on Jan. 14. REUTERS/Mike Segar (REUTERS/Mike Segar) ( )

The former chancellor allegedly engaged in a heckling campaign against former Cuomo aide Lindsay Boylan when he worked in the governor’s Executive Chamber following her complaints of a toxic workplace environment.

In a private exchange with members of the Executive Chamber, Malatras wrote, “Malatras to Boylan: Go f*** yourself.In other messages, he told staff he wanted todrive her nutsand suggested they shouldrelease some of her cray [sic] emails.

In his resignation letter, Malatras said he hadno other higher calling in lifethan being chancellor of SUNY. He said the events surrounding him had become adistraction.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks before getting vaccinated at a church in the Harlem section of New York, 수요일, 행진 17, 2021.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks before getting vaccinated at a church in the Harlem section of New York, 수요일, 행진 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, 풀)

A spokesperson for SUNY did not have any information on what kind of financial package he left with.

Deborah Stanley, former president of SUNY Oswego, has taken over as interim chancellor.

As the calls for Malatrasresignation grew, Boylan and other critics also took aim at Cuomo’s successor, 정부. 캐시 호철, for failing to help remove Malatras from his powerful position.

This is shameful @KathyHochulparticularly since you and your staff know exactly who @jimmaltras is and the harm he has done to so many,” Boylan tweeted.

In announcing Malatras’s resignation, the SUNY Board of Trustees said the former chancellor’s leadership helped the higher education institutionthrivewhile serving nearly 400,000 students at 64 캠퍼스.

He has been a champion for our students, for access, for equity, and for deeper public investment in this great institution,” 이사회가 말했다. “The entire board expresses our gratitude for his dedication and leadership.

폭스 뉴스’ Cortney O’Brien contributed to this report.

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