Chancellor Zimpher, Albany Promise Delegation To Attend White House Summit on Expanding College Opportunity

December 3, 2014

Washington, DC – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, University at Albany President Robert J. Jones, and Dr. Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, superintendent of the City School District of Albany, tomorrow will join the President, Vice President, and First Lady in Washington, DC for the second annual White House College Opportunity Summit.

Chancellor Zimpher will participate in a panel discussion at 9:15 a.m., emphasizing the important role of cradle-to-career partnerships between K-12 and higher education such as Albany Promise and others SUNY is a part of throughout New York State.

The summit, including Chancellor Zimpher’s 9:15 a.m. panel discussion as well as remarks by the President, Vice President, and First Lady, will be streamed live as follows:

Date:             Thursday, Dec. 4
Time:             9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

About Albany Promise

Albany Promise is cross-sector partnership where community leaders in Albany, New York come together to support a shared cradle to career education vision. Albany Promise is made up of education, community, business, civic and philanthropic leaders. Partners have developed a cradle to career education vision, mission, and goals for the Albany community. Partners meet frequently to tackle some of the most pressing challenges and to take advantage of some of its biggest opportunities, such as aligning and leveraging existing resources. The partnership serves as a catalyst for working together, across sectors, and along the educational continuum, to drive better results in education.


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, with 64 college and university campuses located within 30 miles of every home, school and business in the state. In 2015–16, SUNY served nearly 1.3 million students, including nearly 600,000 in credit-bearing courses and programs and more than 700,000 through continuing education and community outreach programs. SUNY students and faculty across the state make significant contributions to research and discovery, resulting in nearly $1 billion of externally sponsored activity each year. There are 3 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 opportunity, visit

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