Statement from Chancellor Malatras on Forbes “2021 America’s Best Large Employers” Recognition of University at Buffalo and Upstate Medical University

February 20, 2021

"SUNY's ability to provide a high quality and nationally ranked education for our students is the direct result of our leadership—true experts in their fields—and we are competitive in drawing in the best in the business. SUNY is an economic juggernaut, contributing nearly $29 billion to the New York State economy annually. Our campuses are amongst the largest employers across New York State, offering professional opportunities to widely diverse talent from around the globe, driving local economies, and giving back to their communities, all while providing the safest working environment possible. My congratulations to University at Buffalo President Satish Tripathi and Upstate Medical President Mantosh Dewan for their respective rankings amongst Forbes’ ‘2021 America’s Best Large Employers’—a testament to their investment in their employees and the resources they need to do their jobs well, as well as their overall care of their employees’ wellbeing and safety."

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