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

September 28, 2016

"We had a good meeting with faculty, staff, and students at SUNY Poly in Utica yesterday afternoon. It’s clear that we have a shared goal to ensure that the academic and scholarly activities at the campus proceed without interruption.

"There are very high quality academic programs there, led by dedicated, talented faculty. Exciting new degree programs, applied learning opportunities for every student, and meaningful partnerships with industry drive a very student-centered environment.

"I look forward to working more closely with the campus. I want to recognize and extend my appreciation to the SUNY Poly community for their continued hard work and commitment."

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