Chancellor Zimpher To Kick Off Centennial Celebration with Reopening of SUNY Plaza Lawn, Main Entrance

October 16, 2015

Albany – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher will be joined by downtown Albany businesses and community members Monday to cut the ribbon on the recently renovated SUNY Plaza front lawn and main entrance. The event kicks off a year-long series of events to celebrate the System Administration building’s centennial anniversary.

The ribbon cutting is OPEN PRESS and will be held as follows:

Date:         Monday, October 19
Time:        10:30 a.m.
Location:   SUNY Plaza
                 353 Broadway
                 Albany, NY

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