SUNY Polytechnic Institute is looking for a new President. 

On Tuesday, SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson announced that current President Bahgat Sammakia will be stepping down after 18 months in the position. He will be returning to Binghamton University in June as the vice president of research. 

Sammakia replaced Alain Kaloyeros, who was charged with corruption and ultimately resigned in 2016.

Johnson says they will launch a search for a permanent president in the fall. During that time, faculty and students will conduct a study in preparation for the new leadership. 

"I think we want to hand that leader a blueprint of what is SUNY Polytechnic institute all about, what are the grand challenges that it has as an institution and what are the recommendations for continuing to build on its excellence," said SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson.

Chancellor Johnson calls this process a "framework for a sustainable future."