SUNYCON 2015 to Feature Industry Leaders on “A New Business Model for the Academy”

October 28, 2015

New York City – The State University of New York fifth annual “Critical Issues in Higher Education” conference, which brings together thought leaders in higher education, business, and philanthropy, will be held over the next two days in New York City.

Guest Speakers Include Alan Alda, Chris Hughes, Donna Shalala, John Mackey, Ted Mitchell, Marissa Shorenstein, & More

SUNYCON 2015 is OPEN PRESS. Media planning to attend are asked to contact

The event will be streamed live and held as follows:

Date:                Thursday – Friday, Oct. 29-30

Agenda:            Available Online

Location:          The Times Center

                        242 West 41st Street

                        New York, NY

Twitter:             @SUNY; #SUNYCON

New this year, SUNY has developed a tablet and smartphone app, which includes the full program and several special features. The SUNYCON app is available for Apple and Android devices.

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 2017, more than 430,000 students were enrolled in a degree program at a SUNY campus. In total, SUNY served nearly 1.4 million students in credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs in the 2016-17 academic year. SUNY students and faculty across the state make significant contributions to research and discovery, resulting in $1 billion of externally sponsored activity each year. 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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