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.

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, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. As of Fall 2019, more than 415,500 students were enrolled in a degree-granting program at a SUNY campus. In total, SUNY serves about 1.3 million students in 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 exceeded $1.7 billion in fiscal year 2019, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are 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 opportunity, visit www.suny.edu, and for more information about additional COVID-19 fundraising efforts, visit #SUNYTogether.


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