THE POWER OF SUNY & SIX BIG IDEAS
Our plan is the product of an unprecedented meeting of the minds. It reflects the contributions of many people on SUNY campuses and in SUNY communities: their ideas, their ambitions, and their determination to make our remarkable public system of higher education the driving force of a revitalized New York State. We are preserving our strengths as places of learning, searching, and serving. But at the same time, we are pressing the "reset" button on SUNY-introducing a new way forward, aligning our purpose with New York State's needs and opportunities, and creating an economic engine capable of propelling a new era of growth.
This is the Power of SUNY. We are building on the ideals of the land grant mandate – relevant research, outreach to communities, and access for everyone - and a homegrown passion for possibility. We are leveraging our unrivaled scale and diversity. We are New York's home advantage.
Six Big Ideas
To revitalize the economy of New York and enhance the quality of life for its citizens, SUNY will commit our energy and resources to the realization of six big ideas:
Philanthropy will unlock the Power of SUNY
Never before in the University's 60 years of history has private investment played such a pivotal role in unlocking the strategic potential of SUNY. The future of the Power of SUNY is being realized through an unique public/private partnership – as together, we create a dynamic marketplace of ideas at our 64 campuses – and in a true sense – the whole of SUNY is indeed greater today than the sum of our parts.