President Obama is this week embarking on a bus tour to spread his message of “A Better Bargain for the Middle Class.” SUNY’s own University at Buffalo and Binghamton University will be among several stops he makes across New York and Pennsylvania. His decision to bring a message of economic revitalization and academic excellence to New York is a perfect fit given the recent achievements and ongoing commitments that SUNY has made in partnership with our State.
SUNY has a rich history with United States Presidents. By Friday, President Obama will have visited four SUNY campuses during his two terms in office, the most of any public university system in the nation. This speaks volumes. It tells the world that President Obama’s vision for the function of academia and industry is realized in New York State’s successful model, which helps strengthen the middle class through a valuable education and innovative economy.