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.
Vice President Joe Biden holds a meeting on transparency in college costs with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and nine other college presidents, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, June 5, 2012. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
As we enter the new year, we thought we’d share some of the SUNY news you may have missed during 2012.
In September, SUNY launched the “SUNY Smart Track Campaign” – an innovative new model combining several tools to combat student debt through educating students and families on the cost of college and how financial aid works.
This new initiative is the most proactive and comprehensive model by any university system in the nation meant to address the dual concerns of crushing student debt and lack of transparency in college costs and financial aid. It combines 5 tools and services to meet student financial service needs: