Rochester – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today met with Greater Rochester Enterprise, serving as the featured
speaker at their breakfast meeting. Chancellor Zimpher discussed the role of
higher education in economic revitalization.
"SUNY will be a key
engine for the revitalization of New York State's economy and will enhance the
quality of life for the state's citizens,” said Zimpher.
“We share this vision with
Eyes on the Future and can achieve it together by investing in innovation
across our educational, business and policy-driven institutions and
organizations. As we implement our strategic plan across New York, it is
imperative that we collaborate with economic development and community groups
across the state."
The SUNY strategic plan,
The Power of SUNY, will be a roadmap for SUNY for the next five years and
guide its development for the next decade.
The overarching goal of the
plan is to create areas of opportunity that allow for SUNY and its campuses to
serve as the driving force behind revitalizing the New York State economy and improving quality of life for its citizens. The Power of SUNY explores
many issues affecting New York State while identifying the following Six Big
· SUNY and the Entrepreneurial Century
· SUNY and the Seamless Educational Pipeline
· SUNY and a Healthier New York
· SUNY and an Energy-Smart New York
· SUNY and the Vibrant Community
· SUNY and the World
To learn more about the plan,
About Greater Rochester Enterprise
Rochester Enterprise, a regional economic development organization,
supports business attraction and expansion, as well as entrepreneurship and
innovation throughout the Greater Rochester, NY nine-county region. GRE is
a public-private partnership supported by more than 120 local business,
government, and non-profit organizations.
About the State University of New York
The State University of New
York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating nearly 465,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate
programs on 64 campuses with over 2.4 million alumni around the globe. To
learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu