York City – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher tomorrow
morning will join national leaders in higher education, government,
philanthropy, and business at the TIME Summit of Higher Education at the Time
Warner Center in New York City.
summit, billed as a national discussion on the current state of higher
education and the critical challenges that lie ahead, is hosted by TIME,
Carnegie Corporation of New York, Time Warner, Inc., and the Bill & Melinda
Zimpher will serve on the panel entitled, “The Real Cost of College: The
Economics of Higher Education.” This is a unique opportunity for SUNY to
showcase its role as a national leader in addressing college costs. In
September, Chancellor Zimpher launched
the SUNY Smart TrackSM campaign which, in addition to
establishing SUNY as the first in the nation to adopt the Federal Financial Aid
Shopping Sheet, also expands SUNY’s Student Loan Service Center, lays the
groundwork for early engagement, enhances the net price calculator, and calls
for the development of a one-stop online hub for financial aid resources.
serving on the panel are: Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University,
Scott Cowen, president of Tulane University; André Dua, director of
McKinsey & Company; Honorable James B. Hunt, Jr., chairman of James B.
Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership & Policy and former governor
of North Carolina; Honorable Thomas H. Kean, former governor of New
Jersey; and Harold T. Shapiro, professor of Economics and Public Affairs
at Princeton University.
complete agenda for the Summit is available online.
Zimpher is available for interviews on the topic of college cost from both a
national and New York State perspective.
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