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

August 27, 2015

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Albany – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher will attend “SUNY Day” at The Great New York State Fair on Friday, August 28.

Throughout the Fair, SUNY campus representatives will engage with fairgoers, helping visitors to discover opportunities to enroll at SUNY, reconnect with their alma mater, or learn more about how the work of local campuses are having an impact. 

Chancellor Zimpher will be at the Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, spending time at the many campus exhibits and New York State attractions throughout the grounds, including “SUNY Plaza at the Fair,” which is located next to Chevy Court. 

SUNY campuses and relevant programs such as University Police, START-UP NY, Smart Track, Open SUNY, and more will maintain a presence throughout the fair, as follows:

Date:        Thursday, Aug. 27 – Monday, Sept. 7
Time:        10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Location:   Science & Industry Building
                 New York State Fairgrounds
                 581 State Fair Blvd.
                 Syracuse, NY


About the State University of New York
The State University of New York, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, 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 2022, 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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