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 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 2018, more than 424,000 students were enrolled in a degree program at a SUNY campus. In total, SUNY served 1.4 million students in credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs in the 2017-18 academic year. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Its students and faculty make significant contributions to research and discovery, contributing to a $1.6 billion research portfolio. 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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