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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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, 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 2023, 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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