“I am pleased to
congratulate Farmingdale State College, Rockland Community College and Suffolk
Community College for being the recipients of federal grant dollars aimed at
expanding their capacity to serve low income students. Only four colleges in
New York were successful in this initiative.
“As part of the U.S.
Education Department’s ‘Strengthening Institutions’ program, these three SUNY
schools will have the opportunity to use these well deserved funds for
faculty-development, establishing an endowment or improving academic programs,
all for the students that need it most.
“As we work to implement our
new strategic plan, The Power of SUNY, this will serve as
one of many critical victories in the quest to strengthen the education
pipeline for New York.”
For the full release from the
U.S. Department of Education, click here.
Johann Duncan-Poitier is SUNY’s
Chancellor's Deputy for the Education Pipeline and Vice Chancellor for
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