Newcomer to Education Named to Lead SUNY

The State University of New York System's Board of Trustees last month appointed as chancellor Robert L. King, a newcomer to higher-education administration who most recently was budget chief to Gov. George E. Pataki.

In announcing Mr. King's appointment, system officials said they believed that his close relationship with Mr. Pataki, a Republican, would help bridge the gap between the state government and SUNY, a 64-campus system that the Governor has