Statement by SUNY Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright

September 23, 2016

"We had a productive meeting today with the executive team from SUNY Poly. We all agree that maintaining a stable environment on campus, for students, faculty, and staff must continue to be our top priority.

"This is an unexpected leadership transition and we are thankful for the continued patience and support of the SUNY Poly community. We will be engaging with students and faculty moving forward, as well as our partners at Empire State Development, in the community, and throughout business and industry, to ensure that the good work SUNY Poly does on behalf of the state is uninterrupted.

"The college’s academic and research programs continue to excel. SUNY Poly’s commitment to its industry partners, stakeholders, and tenants is unwavering. The State University of New York remains committed to achieving the tremendous vision and potential of SUNY Poly."

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, 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 state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.3 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 2021, 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 opportunity, visit suny.edu.


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