Chancellor Zimpher to Attend “SUNY Day” at The Great New York State Fair

August 31, 2016

Syracuse – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher tomorrow will visit with SUNY campus representatives and fairgoers during “SUNY Day” at The Great New York State Fair.

SUNY Plaza at the Fair will be located outside the Science & Industry Building. SUNY campuses with exhibits throughout the length of the Fair include SUNY Cobleskill, the SUNY colleges at Cornell University, SUNY Morrisville, and Upstate Medical University.

Date:        Thursday, September 1
Time:        10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location:   New York State Fairgrounds; 581 State Fair Blvd; Syracuse, NY

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 country’s oldest school of maritime, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.4 million students amongst its entire portfolio of credit- and non-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 2023, 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 opportunities, visit

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