highly encouraging that Comptroller DiNapoli has recognized the critical role
higher education plays in New York State’s economy. It is our hope that higher
education will take its rightful place in the state's economic development
strategy, so that New York can harness this vast yet underutilized driver of
innovation and opportunity.
strategic plan, The Power of SUNY, aims to position the State
University as a catalyst that will revitalize New York’s economy and improve
the quality of life for all its citizens.
campus in your backyard is injecting millions of dollars into your community,
and providing thousands of students with the skills they need to earn higher
wages and become the 21st century workforce New York needs to attract new
industries and jobs to our communities.
commend our four university centers, which Comptroller DiNapoli has recognized
as part of the 12 institutions of higher education in the state that spend over
$50 million a year on research. Our university centers, academic medical
centers, and all of our 64 campuses engage in research and innovation that
is vital to securing New York’s prominence in the knowledge economy.
Comptroller DiNapoli for this thorough review of the role higher education has
played in our state’s economy, and I look forward to partnering with him as we
work to implement The Power of SUNY.”
A copy of
the Comptroller’s report is available here.
About the State University of New York
University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating nearly 465,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate
programs on 64 campuses. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity,