On February 11, dozens of SUNY campuses convened at the Legislative Office Building in Albany’s Empire State Plaza to showcase their individual contributions to their communities as well as SUNY’s collective contributions. SUNY Day is an event where the public, senators, and assemblymen are all welcome to see the latest of what each SUNY campus has to offer. This year’s theme was experiential education.
Generation SUNY is helping bring you a few of those stories in our SUNY DAY 2013 series.
As it turns out, quite a bit! As we honor the past president’s of the United States today, read below for a few interesting facts and pieces of info on U.S. presidential history at SUNY.
President Millard Fillmore co-founded the University at Buffalo in 1846. He was the thirteenth President of the United States and served from July 1850 to March 1853 following the death of president Zachary Taylor. He is perhaps best known for accepting California into the Union as a free state, introducing international trade between the U.S. and Eastern nations, and a handful of divisive slavery stances.
The University at Buffalo now honors the prestigious relationship by dedicating the Millard Fillmore Academic Center, which is situated on UB’s North Campus.