Albany – The State University of New York
today announced that the book marking its 60-year anniversary was recently
published and is now available in hard cover, paper back and electronic
versions. The book was published by SUNY Press and is available here.
at 60: The Promise of the State University of New York is a tour de force
celebration of SUNY’s origins, legacy, and value for all New Yorkers,” said
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Offering meticulously researched and
accessible glimpses of the fascinating past and present of the State University
of New York, this book is indispensable reading for policymakers, lawmakers,
and, indeed, every campus and family who are stakeholders in the future of our
magnificent system of higher education.
born, in large measure, of a movement to end discrimination and provide equal
educational opportunities to all; this mandate to offer high quality,
accessible, affordable higher education to all New Yorkers—and others around
the nation and the world—remains central to SUNY’s mission today. As our
comprehensive strategic planning process unfolds the next chapters in SUNY’s
history, as SUNY plays an increasingly pivotal role in New York’s economic
recovery, SUNY at 60 provides an essential foundation for understanding
and creating that exciting future.”
The book is
the product of a scholarly
conference that was held in the spring of 2009 and brought together
distinguished scholars from across the country who presented on a number of
topics such as the creation of SUNY in the state and national context;
accessibility, quality education, diversity and educational equity at SUNY; and
SUNY as an economic engine for the state of New York.
SUNY at Sixty: The Promise of the State
University of New York (SUNY Press; February 2010), offers an in-depth look at SUNY’s history, political landscape, evolving mission, institutional variety, international
partnerships, leadership, and much more. It also examines the accomplishments
and potential of SUNY from a variety of perspectives.
proceedings are edited by John B. Clark, a former interim chancellor of the
system, and W. Bruce Leslie and Kenneth P. O’Brien, two SUNY history
professors. With a foreword by the current chancellor, and contributions from a
range of SUNY-affiliated staff and professors, both past and present, this book
is essential reading for anyone interested in the problems and promise of
public higher education in New York State and across the nation.
the State University of New York
University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating nearly 465,000 students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs
on 64 campuses. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu
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