SUNY Chairman H. Carl McCall, Ambassador Carl Spielvogel to Call for State Investment

March 10, 2015

Press Conference Scheduled for Tomorrow at 10:15 a.m. at the Legislative Office Building


Albany – State University of New York Board of Trustees Chairman H. Carl McCall and Ambassador Carl Spielvogel, chair of the Board’s Communications and External Affairs Committee, today announced that instead of holding their regularly scheduled committee meeting tomorrow, they will hold a press conference in Albany to call for increased state investment in SUNY.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, several campus presidents, and trustees who serve on the committee will attend.

The press conference will be held as follows:

Date:          Wednesday, March 11
Time:          10:15 a.m.
Location:    LCA Room
                   Legislative Office Building
                   Albany, NY

The SUNY Board of Trustees will still hold its full Board meeting tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the Boardroom at SUNY Plaza, as scheduled.

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