Albany – State University of
New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher has been named chair of the Board of
Governors of The New York Academy of
Sciences (NYAS), a membership organization with more than 24,000 members in 140
countries, including research scientists at universities and representatives of
business, government, and policy organizations.
The NYAS Board of
Governors and President's Council include 26 Nobel laureates and
other prominent leaders of academia and industry, based in New York and around
the world. Chancellor Zimpher will serve as chair through September 2012.
“The New York Academy of
Sciences is a lot like SUNY in its ability to bring ideas and innovations to
scale simply by convening some of the greatest minds in the business and
providing a mechanism for them to collaborate,” said Chancellor Zimpher.
“New developments and
partnerships between the State University of New York and the Academy of
Sciences are growing daily. I am thrilled to serve NYAS as chair of the Board
and look forward to our continued collaboration as we seek to improve the
education system here in New York, throughout the country, and across the
NYAS chair of the Board
presides over all meetings of NYAS members, the Board of Governors, and the
Executive Committee. The Board chair has and exercises general charge and
supervision of the affairs of the NYAS Corporation and performs any other
duties as the Board of Governors may assign.
About the State University of New York
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