— State University of New York Chancellor Nancy
L. Zimpher tomorrow will kick off the implementation of The
Power of SUNY, the strategic plan that will drive SUNY for the next
five years and guide it for the next ten.
overarching goal of the plan is to create areas of opportunity that allow for
SUNY and its campuses to serve as the driving force behind revitalizing the New York State economy and improving quality of life for its citizens. The creation of the
plan included a 64-campus tour and ten
and symposia across New York. The Power of SUNY explores many
issues affecting New York State while identifying the following Six Big Ideas:
and the Entrepreneurial Century
and the Seamless Educational Pipeline
and a Healthier New York
and an Energy-Smart New York
and the Vibrant Community
and the World
plan is available at www.suny.edu/PowerofSUNY.
Albany will serve as host for the first meeting of Phase IV,
a convening of the Innovation and
Teams, which will engage almost 300 people across SUNY campuses and partner
institutions to select the metrics by which the University's
progress will be measured.
the event, Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer Monica Rimai
will introduce the "SUNY Report Card,”
which will serve as the barometer for accountability and success for The
Power of SUNY initiatives.
will also have the opportunity to watch a facilitated discussion between Thomas
Gais, director of the Rockefeller Institute of Government, Gerald Benjamin,
director of the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach, David
Shaffer, senior fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government and Kate
Foster, director of the University at Buffalo Regional Institute.
implementation of The Power of SUNY is all about measuring success for
SUNY and for New York,” said Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “We are moving
ahead on meeting our vast potential—and our promise to the people of this
state—that SUNY will revitalize our economy and create a better future for our
can join the conversation via live
webcast and be a part of the discussion by following @GenerationSUNY on Twitter.
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,