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, 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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