Our Past : Our Progress : Our Promise
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- Board of Trustees respond to legislative charge with Rethinking SUNY, a multi-year system wide plan to increase:
- academic aspirations at all State University campuses and the system as a whole
- efficiency and reduce costs by empowering campuses to directly manage more of their academic and financial affairs
- SUNY Learning Network, the online learning network, enrolls 119 students in eight courses on two campuses in its first year.
- SUNY Downstate Medical Center's Dr. Robert F. Furchgott wins the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
- SUNY adopts "zero based" and performance driven budget allocation process:
- Campuses keep all locally generated tuition revenue
- Campuses gain significant state tax levy funds for:
- instruction only as their students progress to graduation
- research only in proportion to their success in attracting and renewing external grants
- Brookhaven Science Associates, an RF affiliated corporation, assumes management of the world famous Brookhaven National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Robert L. King appointed chancellor of the State University of New York
- Chancellor King initiates a five-year plan to bring the State University of New York to new preeminence in the world of higher education:
- Spearheaded effort to raise $5 billion in new funding
- Energized the University's presence in Washington, D.C.
- Collaborated with campus presidents to devise new programs that reward campus success and improve performance at every level
- Created a new office to be the primary point of contact for business and industry
- Placed strong emphasis on international education
- Office of Foundation Relations established at the Research Foundation to strengthen SUNY's ability to compete for federal funding.
- A SUNY Campaign, the first acquisition of philanthropy activity in SUNY's history, is launched to raise $1 billion by 2005.
- Governor George E. Pataki unveils $1 billion high-technology and biotechnology plan for New York that will create three of five Centers of Excellence on SUNY campuses:
- Research Foundation establishes Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Affairs to work with campuses to boost philanthropic gifts and grants from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations.
- SUNY adopts A New Vision in Teacher Education
- a ground-breaking initiative to improve the quality of teacher preparation, address state needs in high-needs subjects and schools, and assure continuing program quality.
- SUNY research tops $700 million, a new research funding high.
- SUNY enrollment exceeds 410,000 students - highest in University history.
- SUNY research grows to all time high of $766 million.
- $2 billion capital plan completed, and new five-year $2.5 billion plan proposed.
The State University of New York Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org primary focus is to sustain the $3 Billion Challenge by providing support and services to the 64 campuses planning to conduct capital campaigns.