Chancellor Zimpher To Provide Testimony On “The Rising Costs of Higher Education and Student Loan Debt in New York State”

November 29, 2016

Albany – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher will deliver testimony tomorrow for the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Higher Education, Subcommittee on Tuition Assistance Program, on “The Rising Costs of Higher Education and Student Loan Debt in New York State.”

Chancellor Zimpher will be available for media immediately following her testimony, at approximately 11:00 a.m.

The hearing is OPEN PRESS and will be held as follows:

Date:            Wednesday, Nov. 30
Time:            10:00 a.m.
Location:      Legislative Office Building, Roosevelt Hearing Room C
                    198 State Street
                    Albany, NY

Testifying alongside Chancellor Zimpher from SUNY will be Eileen McLoughlin, senior vice chancellor for finance and chief financial officer, and Patricia Thompson, assistant vice chancellor for student financial aid services.

About the State University of New York
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