Westchester – State
University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today delivered the keynote
presentation at Westchester Community College’s Economic Development Breakfast.
She spoke of SUNY’s emerging role as an economic driver across New York State
and in Westchester County.
In her remarks,
the Chancellor highlighted economic development partnerships that involve
Westchester Community College’s Professional Development Center and the
Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. The Professional Development Center (PDC) operates the New York BioHud
Valley Mini-MBA program, which is a collaboration with the Westchester/Putnam
Workforce Investment Board; Aureon Biosciences, Inc. of Yonkers; and Regeneron
Pharmaceuticals of Tarrytown.
“SUNY’s partnerships across
the state and right here in Westchester will help create the jobs New Yorkers
need most,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “The NY BioHud Valley Mini-MBA program
administered by Westchester Community College in collaboration with local
government and businesses is the kind of model we are working to duplicate in
communities from Buffalo to Long Island. Only together can we realize the
economic revitalization called for in SUNY’s strategic plan, The Power of
SUNY, and embraced by Governor Cuomo in his decision to enlist SUNY in this
Attending the breakfast were
local govenment, business and community leaders and members of the Purchase,
Empire State College and Westchester Community College family including members
of the Board of Trustees, the President’s cabinet, faculty, staff,
administration, and guests.
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educating more than 465,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate
programs on 64 campuses with more than 2.5 million alumni around the
globe. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu