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, 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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