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, with 64 college and university campuses located within 30 miles of every home, school, and business in the state. As of Fall 2017, more than 430,000 students were enrolled in a degree program at a SUNY campus. In total, SUNY served nearly 1.4 million students in credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs in the 2016-17 academic year. SUNY students and faculty across the state make significant contributions to research and discovery, resulting in $1 billion of externally sponsored activity each year. 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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