Follow the 2009 Campus Tour
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher began her tenure on June 1, 2009, with a commitment to visit all 64 SUNY campuses in her first 100 days so she can meet with and learn from students, faculty, administrators, community leaders and other stakeholders on the future of New York’s public higher education system. The tour, which concluded September 3, 2009, marked the first step in creation of a SUNY-wide strategic plan, expected to be completed in the spring. Follow the tour below and share your ideas here.
"By working in an inclusive and collaborative way, we can succeed in making SUNY
Sullivan County Community College: September 3, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited Sullivan County Community College Thursday, September 3, 2009. The visit was her last stop on the unprecedented 64-Campus Tour. She was welcomed by President Mamie Howard-Golladay and later met with the President's Cabinet and members of the Board of Trustees, Foundation Board member and local elected officials. At the conclusion of her visit, she attended a campus-wide reception.
Prior to her final campus visit at Sullivan County Community College, Chancellor Zimpher held a press conference on the lawn at SUNY Plaza in Albany (photos below).
Nassau Community College: September 2, 2009
During her visit to Nassau Community College Wednesday, September 2, 2009, Chancellor Zimpher and President Sean A. Fanelli (photo below, left) hosted an open forum for campus administrators and members of the college Board of Trustees. They later met with faculty and staff (photo below, right) and toured the campus.
Suffolk County Community College: September 2, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited Suffolk County Community College Wednesday, September 2, 2009. She joined Interim President George Gatta, Jr. for meetings with campus leaders and Chancellor's Award recipients. She and Interim President Gatta also participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony on the campus' new "green" Workforce Development and Technology Center, which will be used by faculty and students in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program and the college’s new Manufacturing Technology associate’s degree (A.A.S.) program.
Niagara County Community College: September 1, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited the Niagara County Community College campus Tuesday, September 1, 2009. President James P. Klyczek welcomed her to the campus and she met with the NCCC Board of Trustees, Foundation Board and Executive Council. She also hosted an open forum for the campus community (photo below).
Herkimer County Community College: August 31, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher kicked off her final week of the campus tour at Herkimer County Community College Monday, August 31, 2009. She and President Ann M. Murray met with the College Executive Council, campus academic and administrative leaders and memebers of the media.
Onondaga Community College: August 21, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited Onondaga Community College Friday, August 21, 2009. She and President Debbi Sydow toured the Regional Higher Education Center and met with college trustees, the President's Executive Council, and faculty, staff and students of the college.
Cayuga Community College: August 20, 2009
During her visit to the campus Thursday, August 20, 2009, Chancellor Zimpher attended a luncheon with President Daniel P. Larson that was sponsored by the Stardust Foundation. Following the luncheon, they participated in a Stardust Entrepreneurial Institute ribbon cutting and met with campus leaders.
Cayuga CC News: SUNY Chancellor Visits Cayuga Community College
Tompkins Cortland Community College: August 20, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited the Tompkins Cortland Community College campus Thursday, August 20, 2009. She and President Carl E. Haynes met with community leaders and campus officials, faculty and staff and the local media.
Corning Community College: August 19, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher toured the Corning Comunity College campus Wednesday, August 19, 2009. She and President Flloyd Amann also met with campus leaders and members of the local media.
SUNY College of Ceramics at Alfred University: August 18, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited the College of Ceramics Tuesday, August 18, 2009. She was welcomed by President Charles M. Edmondson and she met with Associate Provost William C. LaCourse, who gave her a tour of the campus.
Alfred State College: August 18, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher toured the Alfred State campus with President John M. Anderson Tuesday, August 18, 2009. She held a strategic planning gathering and met with students, faculty and community and business leaders.
Jamestown Community College: August 17, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited the Jamestown Community College campus Monday, August 17, 2009. During her visit, she toured the campus with President Gregory T. DeCinque and met with students, faculty, campus officials and community and business leaders.
SUNY Fredonia: August 17, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher was at SUNY Fredonia Monday, August 17, 2009. She and President Dennis L. Hefner met with students and other members of the campus community, and served as the featured speaker at a Teaching and Learning Conference luncheon for faculty and staff.
Adirondack Community College: August 13, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited Adirondack Community College Thursday, August 13, 2009. She and President Ronald C. Heacock toured the campus and met with the Board of Trustees, campus representatives and the local media.
ACC enrolls more than 2,000 full-time students and more than 1,400 part-time students on 141 acres of land at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. ACC offers students opportunities to participate in a variety of academic, cultural, social and athletic events throughout the year.
Empire State College: August 12, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited Empire State College in Albany Wednesday, August 12, 2009. She met with representatives of the community and elected officials on the porch of the college’s Alumni House at 28 Union Ave. Also during her visit, the chancellor attended a town meeting to address members of the college community and then receive questions from locations across the state and from those gathered in Saratoga Springs. View the Forum
ESC offers motivated adults the opportunity to earn associate, bachelors and master’s degrees. Through a combination of face-to-face meetings with faculty, online courses and small study groups, students can learn anytime and anywhere. The college serves 19,000 students at 35 locations across New York State and through its Center for Distance Learning.
Following her campus visit, Chancellor Zimpher, her husband, Dr. Kenneth R. Howey, and President Davis were at Saratoga Racetrack, where they presented the winners of the first-ever SUNY Chancellor race with a trophy in the Winner's Circle (photos below).
ESC & Saratoga Racetrack photos provided by Thomas Stock, Stock Studios Photography
WXXI: SUNY Chancellor Nearing Finish Line in State Tour (audio available)
The Saratogian: Empire State Has Place in the World
Saratoga.com: SUNY Chancellor Welcomed at Empire State
Glens Falls Post-Star: SUNY Chancellor Visits Area
Business Journal: SUNY Chancellor to Visit Empire State College
Rockland Community College: August 11, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited Rockland Community College Tuesday, August 11, 2009. She met with President Cliff L. Wood and toured the campus.
RCC enrolls more than 6,000 full- and part-time students, including 200 international students from more than 50 foreign countries and approximately 1,500 students over 30 years old. A distinguished faculty comprised of about 125 full-time and 200 part-time members includes numerous Fulbright Scholars, SUNY Chancellor’s Award winners, published authors and artists. A low faculty-student ratio of 18:1 allows faculty members to work one-on-one with students.
SUNY Delhi: August 10, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited the SUNY Delhi campus Monday, August 10, 2009. She watched a professional golf management demonstration and met with faculty, staff and students. Throughout her visit, she and President Candace S. Vancko toured the Turf Research Facility, the Hospitality Center, and Farrell Hall (photo below, left), where a renovation is underway to modernize the college's student and community center.
SUNY Delhi’s Golf/Turf Management Programs are the Best in New York State and among the Top 15 in nation, according to Turfnet Magazine (2007). Currently, SUNY Delhi is vying to become one of only 25 PGA of America accredited Professional Golf Management programs in the US and the only accredited program in the northeast.
Schenectady Community College: August 10, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher and Interim President John W. Deans toured the Broome Community College campus Friday, August 7, 2009. They also met with senior administration staff, the Board of Trustees, Foundation trustees, elected officials, and faculty, staff and students of the college.
SUNY Orange: August 6, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher was in Orange County Thursday, August 6, 2009. She was a the featured guest speaker at an Orange County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, where her remarks were titled, "Making SUNY the Higher Ed Model." She also toured the SUNY Orange campus with President William Richards and hosted an open forum at the campus for faculty, staff and students of the college.
Dutchess Community College: August 6, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited DCC Thursday, August 6, 2009. President D. David Conklin gave her a tour of the campus, which was followed by meetings with DCC students, faculty and staff, Board of Trustees members, elected officials, and the president’s cabinet.
SUNY Ulster: August 5, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited SUNY Ulster Wednesday, August 5, 2009. President Donald C. Katt (photo below, left) gave her a tour of the campus and she met with members of the faculty and student bodies (photo below, right) as well as college trustees and community leaders. She and President Katt were joined by SUNYIT President Wolf Yeigh to announce a new Bachelor of Science degree program in nursing that will be offered jointly by the two colleges as soon as the Fall 2009 semester.
Columbia-Greene Community College: August 5, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited C-GCC Wednesday, August 5, 2009. She met with President James R. Campion (photo below), his staff, and faculty and students at the college. She also met with the Board of Trustees, county officials and members of the media.
SUNY Cobleskill: August 4, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited SUNY Cobleskill Tuesday, August 4, 2009. She joined President Donald P. Zingale for a tour of the campus, its Equestrian Center, Free Small Dairy Barn, and Child Care Center (photo below, right), and for a groundbreaking ceremony (photo below, left) on a new Agriculture and Natural Resources building.
SUNY Cobleskill Press Release: SUNY Chancellor to Visit SUNY Cobleskill, College to Break Ground on $41.7 Million Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources
SUNY Morrisville: August 3, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited SUNY Morrisville Monday, August 3, 2009. She toured the campus with President Raymond W. Cross and met with many members of the campus community.
Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the SUNY Morrisville recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. The college was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities Magazine.
SUNY Plattsburgh: July 31, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher toured the SUNY Plattsburgh campus with President John Ettling and his staff Friday, July 31, 2009. She also held two open forums - one for students and one for faculty and staff of the college - and participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new laboratory.
North Country Community College: July 30, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited North Country Community College Thursday, July 30, 2009. She toured the campus and met with students, faculty, staff, trustees, members of Foundation Board and community leaders. She concluded her visit with a media availability session with the Chancellor, Interim President Frederick G. Smith and President-Elect Carol Brown.
Clinton Community College: July 30, 2009
SUNY Potsdam: July 29, 2009
Daily Courier-Observer: Chancellor's Visit
SUNY Potsdam News: Chancellor Visits
Jefferson Community College: July 28, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited Jefferson Community College Tuesday, July 28, 2009. Her visit began with a morning meeting with JCC President Carole A. McCoy, college trustees, foundation directors, county legislators, alumni board members, community and civic leaders, and Fort Drum leadership. Later, some of the college's student ambassadors gave her a tour of the campus; she met with students; and she was given a tour of the Army Education Center in Fort Drum.
SUNY Canton: July 27, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher toured the SUNY Canton campus Monday, July 27, 2009. President Joseph L. Kennedy and the Chancellor met with vice presidents, dean and international guests in the morning and attended a reception with alumni, community leaders, College Council members, elected officials, College Foundation Board members, faculty, students and staff in the afternoon.
Finger Lakes Community College: July 24, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher joined President Babara Risser to announce that FLCC has received the largest monetary donation in its history Friday, July 24, 2009. She also toured the campus and met with faculty, staff and students as part of her 64-campus tour, which recently reached its halfway point.
SUNY Geneseo: July 23, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited SUNY Geneseo Thursday, July 23, 2009. She spoke with President Christopher C. Dahl, faculty, staff and students about education and strategic initiatives at the campus as well as undergraduate research and the Young Scholars Academy, an interdisciplinary, thematic summer camp program for incoming seventh- and eighth-grade students that the college hosts in cooperation with Rochester City School District.. She also attended a luncheon with local community and business leaders.
Genesee Community College: July 23, 2009
President Stuart Steiner and the GCC campus hosted Chancellor Zimpher Thursday, July 23, 2009. During her visit, Chancellor Zimpher had the opportunity to speak with faculty and students of the college and meet with the President's Cabinet. She also participated in an open forum with Genesee Trustees, Elected Officials, Business Leaders, College Deans, and Union Officials.
Halfway Point Reached
SUNY Brockport: July 22, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited SUNY Brockport Wednesday, July 22, 2009. She toured the campus with President John R. Halstead; met with campus and community leaders as well as faculty, staff and students; and attended a media availability with President Halstead and MCC President Anne M. Kress.
Monroe Community College: July 22, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited Monroe Community College Wednesday, July 22, 2009. She discussed workforce development with President Anne M. Kress and campus and business leaders; addressed student mobility and enrollment issues with faculty, staff and students; and toured the campus, including the new Wolk Center for Excellence in Nursing. She also attended a media availability with President Kress and SUNY Brockport President John R. Halstead.
SUNY Cortland: July 17, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited SUNY Cortland Friday, July 17, 2009. President Erik J. Bitterbaum and the faculty, staff and students of SUNY Cortland kicked off alumni weekend by sharing their ideas on the future of the campus as well as the SUNY System.
WRVO: SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher Visits Central New York
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry: July 16, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher toured the SUNY ESF campus Thursday, July16, 2009 with President Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr.
SUNY ESF is the nation’s oldest and most respected school dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies and building a sustainable future. The ESF enrolls approximately 1,500 undergrads and 600 graduate students, and its alumni number more than 16,000 worldwide.
Chancellor Zimpher visited SUNY Oswego Wednesday, July 15, 2009. President Deborah F. Stanley and the Oswego community welcomed the chancellor at a breakfast and ceremony at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center in Syracuse. The chancellor later met with faculty and students to discuss Oswego's science initiatives, teacher education outreach programs and the Chancellor’s goals for the University. President Stanley and Chancellor Zimpher also hosted a campus forum, which as webcast by WRVO (View the Forum), and announced the launch of Possibility Scholarships, which aim to help students in the Oswego and Syracuse City School Districts who otherwise would not be able to afford pursuing degrees in science and technology fields.
SUNY Upstate Medical Center: July 14, 2009
SUNY Upstate President David R. Smith hosted Chancellor Zimpher’s visit Tuesday, July 14, 2009. They announced plans to build a $20 million, 60,000-square-foot fcenter that will create and support biotechnology, educational and research programs.The project is a joint venture between SUNY Upstate Medical University and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
As Central New York's only academic medical center, SUNY Upstate educates more than 1,200 students in four colleges: Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, and Nursing. The campus also hosts 450 graduate physicians in residency and fellowship training programs and provides continuing education to practitioners. In addition, SUNY Upstate faculty are investigating more than 400 research projects.
SUNY Oneonta: July 13, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher toured the SUNY Oneonta campus with President Nancy Kleniewski Monday, July 13, 2009 (below, right).
Maritime College: July 10, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher toured the Maritime College campus Friday, July 10, 2009. Vice Admiral John W. Craine, Jr., USN (Ret.) and the faculty, staff and students at the college welcomed her as she arrived on the Empire State VI, the College's 565-foot Training Ship with cadets who were returning from their Summer Sea Tour (photos below).
SUNY Maritime College graduates enjoy the best value of a public education while earning top average starting salaries in America. In 2008, more than 110 companies from business, engineering, maritime, and government industries recruited students from the SUNY Maritime College campus. The average starting salary for the undergraduate Class of 2008 was $61,000. Maritime College is located on a 55 acre scenic waterfront property near the Throgs Neck Bridge where the East River meets Long Island Sound.
SUNY Downstate Medical University: July 9, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher and President John C. LaRosa toured the SUNY Downstate Medical Center campus Thursday, July 9, 2009.
SUNY Downstate is one of the nation’s leading urban medical centers. SUNY Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, College of Health Related Professions, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, and University Hospital of Brooklyn. With 4,800 employees, SUNY Downstate is the sixth largest employer in Brooklyn. The campus' estimated economic impact is $1.3 billion. For every dollar invested in SUNY Downstate, $12 are returned to the local economy.
Farmingdale State College: July 8, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher was accompanied by President W. Hubert Keen and members of the campus community as she toured Farmingdale College’s newly re-furbished Dental Hygiene Care Center and the Bioscience Lab Wednesday, July 8, 2009. She also met with students (below, right), faculty and staff of the college while she was on campus. Below, left, Distinguished Service Professor Dr. Hazem Tawfik describes manufacturing equipment to Chancellor Zimpher at the College’s Institute for Technology Transfer. Farmingdale State Press Release (video available)
SUNY Old Westbury: July 7, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher toured the Old Westbury campus Tuesday, July 7, 2009. She met with President Calvin O. Butts III, his cabinet, faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Enrolling 3,300 students from across the United States and more than 20 foreign countries, SUNY Old Westbury is among the most culturally diverse student populations in the Northeast. More than 17,000 alumni can be found around the world.
Stony Brook University: July 6, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher toured Stony Brook University, the Center of Excellence in Wireless Information and Technology, Stony Brook University Hospital and had lunch with students and faculty. Watch a video of the Chancellor's visit on YouTube, here.
Old Westbury News: New SUNY Chancellor Visits SUNY College at Old Westbury in First Visit to Nassau County
WUSB Sports Radio: SBU Athletic Department Welcomed Chancellor Zimpher
Newsday: New SUNY Chancellor Advocates Boost for Stony Brook (video available)
Newsday: SBU President Begins Tenure
College of Optometry: July 1, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited the College of Optometry Wednesday, July 1, 2009.
Founded in 1971 in New York City, the SUNY State College of Optometry provides state-of-the-art education in the theory and contemporary practice of optometry. With primary emphasis placed on the excellence of its academic programs and faculty, the College also includes one of the country's largest outpatient eye and vision care facilities, the University Optometric Center.
Westchester Community College: June 30, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher spent the day at Westchester Community College Tuesday, June 30, 2009. She toured the campus with President Joseph N. Hankin, and met with community leaders, including Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano (below, left) and Marsha Gordon, president and CEO of the Westchester Business Council (below, center), as well as campus leaders and students (below, right).
University at Buffalo: June 23, 2009
Buffalo News: SUNY Chancellor Ends First Visit to WNY
Buffalo Business First: UB Keeps Waiting on 2020 Plan
WBFO: Chancellor 'Unequivocal' In Her Support of UB 2020 (audio available)
Buffalo Rising: John Simpson Hosts SUNY Chancellor at UB
UB Reporter: UB 2020 Bill 'Priority' for SUNY
Buffalo News Editorial: Message for Mr. Silver
Buffalo State College: June 22, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited Buffalo State College Monday, June 22, 2009. She toured the campus and met with faculty and staff as well as the College Council. Later, she attended a luncheon with President Muriel A. Howard and met with undergraduate students.
Erie Community College: June 19, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited Erie Community College Friday, June 19, 2009. The college hosted a news conference to welcome her (photo below, left).
“Meeting with students, faculty, campus staff, community leaders, members of the ECC Board and the state and local elected officials who make Erie Community College a dynamic institution of higher education and an economic engine for Western New York has been a great experience. I want to thank President Jack Quinn and all ECC stakeholders for sharing their views on what we can do together to make SUNY stronger.” -- Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher
Fashion Institute of Technology: June 18, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher toured the Fashion Institute of Technology with President Joyce F. Brown on June 18, 2009.
She was also at the FIT campus two days prior, for her first official Board of Trustees meeting as SUNY Chancellor.
Purchase College: June 17, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited Purchase College on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. She and President Thomas J. Schwarz met with the editorial board of The Journal News and LoHud.com.
SUNY New Paltz: June 15, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited the SUNY New Paltz campus on Monday, June 15, 2009. Throughout the day, she met with President Steven Poskanzer (below, left) and met with faculty, staff, and students (below, right). A photo slideshow of the Chancellor's visit is available here.
Chancellor Zimpher visited the UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering, where she joined campus, state and local officials to announce that the college would be the world's first to offer a comprehensive baccalaureate program in Nanoscale Science - launching a groundbreaking educational and research curriculum that will uniquely prepare students for growing scientific opportunities in the nanotechnology-enabled careers of the 21st century. As part of the event, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros presented the Chancellor with the world's first the world's first baccalaureate degree (honorary) in Nanoscale Science.
"Though this innovative and pioneering initiative, which builds on CNSE's globally recognized model for nanoscale education and research excellence, the UAlbany NanoCollege is showcasing the best of the SUNY system - groundbreaking education, cutting-edge research and strong economic impact that have broad implications to enable a brighter tomorrow for students, faculty, communities and New York State as a whole." -- Chancellor Zimpher
Chancellor Zimpher visited the SUNYIT campus. She was greeted by SUNYIT President Wolf Yeigh, faculty, students, staff and the public at a welcome reception in Kunsela Hall. Zimpher and Yeigh toured the campus (below, left), visiting future construction sites for SUNYIT’s four funded buildings: a student center, field house, residence hall, and advanced technology center. Following the tour, students, faculty and staff and guests welcomed Zimpher to SUNYIT and the Mohawk Valley at a Kunsela Hall reception, where she was presented with a SUNYIT Wildcat jersey (below, right).
Hudson Valley Community College: June 10, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited Hudson Valley Community College, where she toured the campus and met with President Andrew Matonak and his cabinet. She also met with faculty and, separately, with students, affording her the opportunity to familiarize herself with the issues that are most important to each group.
HVCC Campus Chronicle: SUNY Chancellor Zimpher's Visit
Fulton Montgomery Community College: June 9, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited Fulton Montgomery Community College. She met with President Dustin Swanger and college trustees and administators; hosted a question and answer session with faculty, staff and students (photo below), and attended a reception with campus and community leaders.
Binghamton University: June 6, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited Binghamton University. She toured the campus with President Lois DeFleur, spoke to council members and campus administrators, faculty, staff and students at a campus luncheon (below, left) and was the featured guest at the area's annual Binghamton University Forum dinner (below, right).
Mohawk Valley Community College: June 5, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher visited Mohawk Valley Community College. She spoke at a symposium at the college that addressed the issue of poverty. Shown below, Chancellor Zimpher and MVCC President Randall VanWagoner talk with participants.
Times Union: UAlbany's $64 Million Building Boom
Albany Business Review: UAlbany Hires Int'l Firm to Build New Business School
Cornell University: June 3, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher also met with Alan Mathios, a professor and the Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean of the College of Human Ecology (below).
Chancellor Zimpher was in Washington, D.C. She attended a meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, and met with Senator Charles E. Schumer (below, left) and Congressman Tim Bishop (below, right).
System Administration: June 1, 2009
Chancellor Zimpher was in Albany, NY, for her first day in office.
Meet and Greet with System Administration Staff
Webcast to SUNY System and Campus Employees
Faculty and Student Luncheon