Chancellor Zimpher To Deliver Keynote Address at United Nations Academic Impact Event

November 9, 2015

New York City – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher tomorrow will provide a keynote address on the “Next Generation of Global Citizens” at the fifth anniversary celebration of the United Nations Academic Impact. The event will be officiated by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Chancellor Zimpher was selected as the keynote speaker to represent the higher education sector worldwide. She will address more than 400 attendees, including senior college and university officials from around the world and international representatives who comprise the United Nations community at its New York City headquarters.

Chancellor Zimpher’s address will be held as follows:

Date:        Tuesday, Nov. 10
Time:        Approximately 3:10 p.m.
Location:  Economic Social Chamber
                United Nations
                New York, NY

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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