Campus Presidents and System Administration to
Collaborate on Regional Shared Services Plans to Enhance Student Services,
-- State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced
that SUNY campus presidents and System Administration will collaboratively
develop and implement regional SUNY Campus Alliance Networks, which will expand
academic resources and course availability for students while increasing
efficiency within the SUNY system.
sharing administrative functions among area colleges, SUNY Campus Alliance
Networks will redirect existing funding to enhance learning opportunities and
access for students. All of SUNY’s 64 campuses will remain open, and each
campus will retain its individual identity (name, unique programs, colors and
the fall, as we implement a rational tuition policy that requires students and
their families to make a greater financial commitment to SUNY, it is absolutely
crucial that we make good on their investment by ensuring that their education
experience is not only protected but also enhanced,” Chancellor Zimpher said.
“SUNY Campus Alliance Networks will expand access for students by making
available to them academic resources, courses, and programs at additional
campuses in the region.”
Alliance Networks call for collaboration on administrative functions – among
leadership and within information technology or human resources, for example –
while increasing efficiency and enhancing educational opportunities by making
the business and academic resources of other campuses in the region available
to students, faculty, and staff at each site.
is intended that cost savings generated by administrative reorganization will
be redirected toward academic instruction and other student-support services. The extent to which services will be shared among
alliance partners is expected to vary by campus and region, and will follow
discussions between campuses and the Office of the Chancellor.
SUNY Board of Trustees, in a resolution
adopted at its June 15 meeting, directed the chancellor and empowered
presidents to promote campus-to-campus collaboration and implement strategies
to improve efficiency, generate cost savings, build capacity, and expand
student services through the use of shared administrative functions,
procurement opportunities, and realignment of academic program offerings where
through the alliance networks SUNY campus presidents will develop plans to
employ available resources more efficiently by sharing services on a sector,
regional, or mission basis. Planning among campuses from all sectors (community
colleges, technology colleges, and research universities) is just beginning
and, when complete, will identify specific opportunities to reduce and
consolidate administrative services and collaborate on procurement procedures
and academic offerings.
we carry out the SUNY mission to educate tomorrow’s workforce – the business
owners, industry leaders, and employees that will lead New York’s economic
recovery – it is critical that we increase efficiency within SUNY and maintain
access to the most affordable public higher education in the northeast,”
Chancellor Zimpher said. “We are very sensitive to the fact that SUNY campuses
are deeply embedded within communities across New York. The SUNY Campus
Alliance Networks allow us to maintain that presence while improving upon the
education we are providing our current and future students.”
Zimpher first outlined the concept of shared services within SUNY in her State
of the University Address at the beginning of the year.
map of the proposed alliances can be found here.
About the State University of New
The State University of New
York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States,
educating more than 467,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate
programs on 64 campuses with nearly 3 million alumni around the globe. To
learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu