Chancellor Zimpher To Discuss “Stand With SUNY” at 10th Annual Celebration of Education in Utica

November 18, 2015

Utica – State University of New York of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher tomorrow will discuss the university system’s #StandWithSUNY campaign at the “10th Annual Celebration of Education” sponsored by The Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley Region, a civic organization focused on the community's agenda for Technology, Education, Healthcare, Tourism, and Quality of Life.

Chancellor’s Zimpher’s remarks are OPEN PRESS and will be held as follows:

Date:         Thursday, Nov. 19
Time:         6:30 p.m.
Location:   Hart's Hill Inn
                 135 Clinton Street
                 Whitesboro, NY

The goals of the #StandWithSUNY campaign are to secure increased state investment for SUNY in order to:

  • Build base funding for the system’s state-operated campuses, community colleges, statutory campuses, and teaching hospitals;
  • Grow the Investment and Performance Fund so that SUNY can bring evidence-based programs to scale; and
  • Extend NYSUNY 2020 to continue the challenge grants for campuses and keep tuition-setting authority with the SUNY Board of Trustees while ensuring tuition flexibility by college sector.

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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