SUNY Chancellor, Broome Community College President Host
Southern Tier’s First Education Pipeline Summit
For Immediate Release: Monday, May 23, 2011
Contact: Morgan Hook; email@example.com; 518-320-1311
– State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and Broome Community
College President Kevin Drumm are hosting a Southern Tier Education Pipeline
Summit at the college today. The summit is a first for the region, bringing
together 80 local community leaders from pre-K-12, higher education, business,
industry, and non-profits to help plan for the future of the area’s education
must be viewed as a continuum, one that begins at birth and is carried on
through school, college, and career,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “Strengthening
the education pipeline will increase student accomplishment at all levels. To
be successful, however, no one group can act alone.
achievement gaps requires a deep commitment from all involved – parents, school
districts, civic organizations, business leaders, community groups, college and
university administrators, and elected officials. By taking part in today’s
summit, the Southern Tier has embraced a commitment to a better future for
students of all ages.”
Drumm said, “The education pipeline represents the future economic security of
the nation. We are fortunate in NY to have the Chancellor's leadership and
SUNY's reach to help New York establish itself as a leader in this arena. The
Southern Tier Education Pipeline Summit is a giant step in this direction for
one major region of New York.”
agenda for today’s summit is available online.
Strengthening the education pipeline is one of
six areas where SUNY is focusing its efforts as it implements its strategic
plan – The Power of SUNY – over the next five to 10 years. The goal of
the plan is to create a stronger, more competitive system of public higher
education and, in turn, a stronger more competitive New York State.
Zimpher is the co-creator of Strive, one of the nation’s first
“cradle-to-career” networks, and in February, she helped launch
the country’s first National Cradle to Career Network.
2006, Strive has generated real, large-scale improvement in the education
pipeline in greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky at little to no cost. Its
success has compelled many regions across the country to replicate or
adapt the concept, including several communities in New York State where
SUNY has taken on a leadership role.
is establishing a series of systemic and sustainable regional education
networks across New York, with development already underway in Albany,
Brooklyn, Buffalo, and Harlem. The SUNY model will also be embedded within a
state and national network of partners and constructed upon principles of
summit is being sponsored by Broome Community College, Community & Regional
Development Institute, and Lockheed Martin.
About the State University of New York
State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in
the United States, educating more than 467,000 students in more than 7,500
degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses with nearly 3 million alumni
around the globe. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu