Social Media Update: Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher Leading the Largest Collaborative Discussion of Public Higher Education in the Country
November 03, 2009
Albany - By convening thought leaders from
around the country to discuss the challenges facing public higher education
today, Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher is leading the largest collaborative
discussion about public higher education in the country.
Through a series of statewide, public “conversations,” Zimpher is soliciting
the public, policymakers, SUNY parents, students, faculty and alumni for ideas
that will guide SUNY for the next five years and advise its development for the
next decade. At a time when public higher education is at a crossroads in the United States, this type of public dialogue is unprecedented.
Harnessing an impressive array of social media tools to engage what she has
branded, “Generation SUNY,” Chancellor Zimpher plans to use Facebook, YouTube,
Twitter, webstreaming, blogs, and e-mail updates, to connect with everyone who
has an interest in the future of SUNY.
Holding these statewide “conversations” in a highly collaborative and
transparent way is a key piece of Zimpher’s strategy and she encourages
everyone to become a part of “Generation SUNY” by: