Chancellor Zimpher Honors Excellence Among SUNY Faculty and Staff

June 13, 2016

Albany – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced the names of 317 faculty and staff who are recipients of the 2015-16 Chancellor's Awards for Excellence.

"The Chancellor's Award for Excellence is our way of saying 'thank you' to the many faculty across our university system who have gone above and beyond as they educate, mentor, and conduct research alongside our students, as well as the staff whose service to SUNY is of the highest caliber," said Chancellor Zimpher. "It is an honor to recognize excellent work across the SUNY system. Congratulations to all of this year's recipients."

A complete listing of this year’s honorees is available online.

About the Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence
The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence are presented annually to faculty and staff in seven categories: Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, Teaching, Adjunct in Teaching, and Classified Service. The honor provides system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and encourages the ongoing pursuit of excellence. Additional information about the awards program for Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, and Teaching is available here. Additional information about the Adjunct in Teaching is available here, and details about the Classified Service program is available here.

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, 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 2023, 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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