The State University of New York has seen tremendous progress throughout the past year. Last year, we educated hundreds of thousands more New Yorkers and awarded 92,124 degrees and certificates, including that of job training in nearly every corner of the state in large part through our strategically-located community colleges; supported hundreds of spirited companies across New York through our Small Business Development Centers; and successfully redirected millions of dollars from administrative and repetitive charges to academic-focused services.
Beyond the numbers, SUNY’s strength continues to rise. Our three million alumni worldwide are helping shape a resilient 21st Century; nearly half-million students are exploring sciences, influencing cultures, and innovating businesses to make the most of their education and their lives; and our nearly 35,000 industry experts have cased the entire globe, from helping to rebuild nations in the Middle East and Africa to righting a ship in the Mediterranean Sea.
So, without further ado, here are 13 ways SUNY moved forward in 2013:
Bonus: SUNY and the RF launched the Networks of Excellence, which will assemble scientists and scholars from SUNY campuses across the state to collaborate on topic-specific, joint research programs, creating a more focused and efficient research environment in New York while increasing academic and career opportunities for students.
I am so proud that SUNY has accomplished these fantastic achievements and value everything that we do every single day. I am excited for a new year, sure to be filled with great impact on the great State of New York!
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Nancy Zimpher is the Chancellor of The State University of New York.