Chancellor Zimpher To Deliver Budget Testimony

February 9, 2015

Albany – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher tomorrow will deliver testimony for the State Assembly Committees on Ways & Means and Higher Education and Senate Committees on Finance and Higher Education, outlining the university system’s 2015-16 state budget request.

Testimony is OPEN PRESS and will be held as follows:

Date:          Tuesday, Feb. 10
Time:          9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location:    Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room B
                  198 State Street
                   Albany, NY

Testifying alongside Chancellor Zimpher will be Binghamton University President Harvey G. Stenger, SUNY New Paltz President Donald P. Christian; and Monroe Community College President Anne M. Kress.

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 suny.edu.


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