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, 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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