Brockport - The State
University of New York Board of Trustees today established the SUNY
Distinguished Academy, which will be comprised of all active faculty at any of
the system’s 64 campuses who hold a distinguished rank, as appointed by the
“The SUNY Board of Trustees
has proudly honored more than 900 extraordinary faculty with appointment to
various distinguished faculty rank since 1963, and establishment of the academy
will take this time-honored tradition to a new and much deserved level,” said
Board Chairman H. Carl McCall.
“It is only fitting that SUNY
bring together its distinguished faculty to help raise the bar for academic
excellence throughout the system,” said Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “By
establishing the academy, the Board paves the way for increased contribution to
the SUNY mission on behalf of this group, and expands its honor of their
Since the program’s inception in 1963, SUNY has appointed
921 faculty to distinguished ranks, as follows: 305 Distinguished
Professorships; 275 Distinguished Service Professorships; 336 Distinguished
Teaching Professorships; and 5 Distinguished Librarian Professorships. Of those, 425 faculty are still active within SUNY.
Past recipients have included
Nobel laureates and winners of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and a
Distinguished Librarian who, as a Fulbright Scholar in the country of
Cyprus, accomplished what no other scholar or librarian has been able to do
since 1974 by bringing the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot academic
communities closer through overcoming ethnic and political conflicts.
For more information about SUNY’s faculty award program, please click here.
About the State University
of New York
The 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 more than 3 million alumni around the globe. To learn
more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu