SUNY Board of Trustees Supports 2012 Plan Outlined by Chancellor Zimpher's State of the University Address

January 25, 2012

New York City – The State University of New York Board of Trustees today passed a resolution in support of the system’s goals for 2012, as outlined by Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher in her Jan. 9 State of the University Address.

SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall said, “Chancellor Zimpher is determined to make SUNY a world-class education institution for our students and to ensure that it continues to be productive, accessible, and above all, affordable. The agenda she has laid out for the coming year is ambitious and worthwhile, and we are happy to put the unanimous support of the Board of Trustees behind it.

“As SUNY carries out the Chancellor’s plans for 2012, we are certain to continue our ascent as both a truly great university and a major contributor for economic revitalization in New York State.”

Chancellor Zimpher outlined a plan for 2012 that expands upon programs and initiatives already at work within the system while focusing its efforts on breaking down the walls of the “iron triangle” of higher education—cost, productivity, and access & completion.

A full transcript of Chancellor Zimpher’s State of the University is available online.

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