“Today, Governor Cuomo
outlined a bold vision for New York that looks to fundamentally reshape the
scope of our community colleges while incentivizing, among other measures,
workforce training carried out in partnership with local employers. With a
number of these programs already underway to meet the state’s workforce needs,
we are confident that SUNY is equal to the task.
“As the nation’s premiere system
of public higher education, the Governor is right to place SUNY at the center
of New York’s education reforms, from cradle to career, and we could not be
more pleased to see the New NY Education Reform Commission recommendations
moving forward, especially the replication of successful collective impact
efforts such as Strive.
“For the third consecutive
year, Governor Cuomo has helped to raise SUNY’s capacity for economic
development throughout New York with the introduction and extension of NYSUNY 2020.
We look forward to engaging in the third round of this visionary legislation.
“Additionally, we join the
Governor in his commendation of SUNY leadership at Monroe and Finger Lakes
Community Colleges in developing and implementing a workforce training programs
that have become a model for the entire system; and we applaud his choice of
SUNY Vice Chancellor for Research and Research Foundation President Tim Killeen
as a member of his Innovation New York Network, which will help more of our
research and innovation transition from the laboratory to the marketplace.
“The SUNY system is flush
with exemplary leaders and innovators, all of whom stand ready to assist in the
rebuilding of New York. SUNY embraces the challenges put forth by the Governor,
and we thank him for his continued support.”
About the State University
of New York
The State University of New
York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States,
educating approximately 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate
programs, and nearly 2 million in workforce and professional development
programs, on 64 campuses. There are nearly 3 million SUNY alumni
worldwide. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu.