As the nation’s largest higher education system, the State University of New York not only sets an example for its 64 campuses to follow, but sets the standard of higher education operations. Last year, New York Governor Cuomo touted SUNY as New York’s “economic driver” and in his 2013 State of the State Address, named education and jobs as “New York’s one-two punch”.
SUNY is now more able than ever before to deliver on the high standards set for it by diversifying its student body to record levels to increase access.
Late last year, SUNY and the College at Brockport were announced winners of the first ever Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. SUNY and the College at Brockport are featured along with 46 other recipients in the December 2012 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine.