Our Past : Our Progress : Our Promise
The Future of NYS Higher Education Takes Shape
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- The Heald Committee established by Governor Nelson Rockefeller sets the foundation for the State University's major expansion.
- Stony Brook is designated a SUNY University Center.
- Adirondack Community College joins SUNY System.
- Ulster County Community College, Jefferson Community College and Onondaga Community College are chartered as part of SUNY system.
- Albany is designated a SUNY University Center.
- SUNY Buffalo becomes a public university and University Center upon merging with SUNY system.
- Sullivan County Community College is chartered as part of SUNY system.
- Niagara County Community College founded.
- A major new capital construction bonding program supported out of tuition is established to raise funds for new academic facilities.
- State University Construction Fund established.
- Based on Heald Committee recommendation, the Trustees change tuition policy by establishing standardized tuition charge for all
state-operated campuses. Undergraduate tuition set at $400 per year.
- Fulton Montgomery Community College chartered.
- Start of six-year run in largest percentage increases in SUNY budget history.
- Changes are initiated that shape the modern SUNY:
- Visible SUNY Chancellor position replaces presidency
- Campuses start to recruit the best faculty from around the country under new state law
- Medical schools, teaching hospitals and the four-year university centers start their rapid growth
- Teacher-training institutions and colleges of education complete their conversion into colleges of arts and science
- The agricultural and technical institutes become colleges
- Community colleges expand
- College at Old Westbury becomes the youngest four-year arts and science college in the SUNY system.
- Binghamton is designated a SUNY University Center.
- Finger Lakes Community College is chartered as part of SUNY system.
- New York Network (SUNY-TV) established.
- New York State purchases the site of Purchase College for $3.9 billion, which was founded in the 1960s by Governor Rockefeller.
- SUNY approves Tompkins Cortland Community College.
- Clinton Community College chartered.
- Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) established.
- Schenectady County Community College established as SUNY campus.
- Genesee Community College opens.
- Columbia-Greene Community College chartered as part of SUNY system.
- Clinton Community College joins SUNY system.
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