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The State University of New York Board of Trustees on Tuesday confirmed Katherine Conway-Turner as SUNY Buffalo State president, completing a 10-month search.

Conway-Turner, who will earn $240,000, is scheduled to start on Aug. 4.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher chose Conway-Turner from among five finalists.

Trustees meeting at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus interviewed Conway-Turner, 61, during an executive session Monday.

The appointment was announced at an afternoon meeting of the full board inside Capen Hall.