SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, SED Commissioner MaryEllen Elia to Discuss TeachNY on Capitol Pressroom & Capital Tonight

May 23, 2016

Albany – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and New York State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia will discuss TeachNY tomorrow on the Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter and Capital Tonight with Liz Benjamin. SUNY and SED launched TeachNY last week as New York State and the nation face a significant teacher shortage.

Interviews will be broadcast as follows:

The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

Date:          Tuesday, May 24
Time:          11:00 a.m.

Capital Tonight with Liz Benjamin

Date:          Tuesday, May 24
Time:          8:00 p.m.; Re-Airs at 11:30 p.m.
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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. As of Fall 2019, more than 415,500 students were enrolled in a degree program at a SUNY campus. In total, SUNY serves throughout the year about 1.4 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

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