Chancellor Zimpher to Discuss “Future of Higher Education” on Panel Moderated by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

July 24, 2015

Baltimore, MD – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher on Monday will participate in a panel discussion moderated by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on “Serving Students and Accelerating Innovation: A Vision for the Future of Higher Education.”

The event is OPEN PRESS and will be held as follows:

Date:         Monday, July 27, 2015
Time:         9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Location:    University of Maryland Baltimore College
                  Performing Arts & Humanities Building - Proscenium Theatre
                  1000 Hilltop Circle
                  Baltimore, MD

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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