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

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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