Chancellor Zimpher To Attend White House Summit on Expanding College Opportunity

January 15, 2014

Washington, DC — State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher will join President Obama and the First Lady at the White House tomorrow to discuss the expansion of college opportunity for students from the country’s neediest school districts and low-income families.

Date:               Thursday, Jan. 16
Time:               9 a.m.-Noon and 2-4 p.m.

The event will include college and university presidents and leaders from nonprofits, foundations, state governments, and businesses from across the country.


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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