New York Times to Host a Conversation with Chancellor Zimpher and Jeff Edmondson

March 30, 2015

New York City – New York Times National Pre-K-12 Reporter Motoko Rich tomorrow will moderate a public conversation with State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and StriveTogether Managing Director Jeff Edmondson, national education experts and co-authors of Striving Together: Early Lessons in Achieving Collective Impact in Education.

Their bookexplores the history, lessons, and transformative effects of collective impact and the beginnings of StriveTogether, a national collaborative that serves as a support system and connection for communities across the country that are implementing the framework in an effort to improve student success from cradle to career.

Members of the media who wish to attend are asked to RSVP at

Date:          Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time:          9:00-10:30 a.m.
Location:    The New York Times Conference Center
                  620 Eighth Avenue, 15th Floor
                  New York, NY

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. As of Fall 2018, more than 424,000 students were enrolled in a degree program at a SUNY campus. In total, SUNY served 1.4 million students in credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs in the 2017-18 academic year. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Its students and faculty make significant contributions to research and discovery, contributing to a $1.6 billion research portfolio. 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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