Chancellor Malatras Statement on Genesee Community College Serving as a Vaccination Center

January 12, 2021

"Genesee Community College was set up to take patients in the early days of COVID last spring when we weren't sure how the spread would impact our hospitals. Fortunately, the space wasn’t needed then, but the campus helped in other ways by donating personal protective equipment to frontline health care professionals while students from their nursing program volunteered at COVID testing sites. Now as we prepare to vaccinate more people within the first Phases of vaccine distribution, I am proud that the team at Genesee Community College is stepping up again in partnership with county and public health officials to serve as a distribution center for the vaccine. We are in this together in this great battle against this pandemic, and will serve as we can to protect one another."

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, a law school, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.3 million students in credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide are nearly $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2021, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit suny.edu.


Share this:

       

 
Contact:
Holly Liapis
518-320-1311
Email the Office of Communications