Each year in January, SUNY holds its annual State of the University address, delivered by the Chancellor to SUNY stakeholders and all New Yorkers. During the presentation, the Chancellor reviews the past year’s achievements in the SUNY system while announcing new initiatives that will continue to provide broad access to quality higher education for all.
Since becoming the leader of the nation’s largest comprehensive system of higher education in 2009, Chancellor Zimpher‘s transformative leadership has positioned SUNY to undertake many innovative, system-enhancing initiatives that have had a collective impact on higher education nationally as well as SUNY’s students, faculty, and staff, New York State’s communities and its economy.
Last year we saw the introduction of Open SUNY and SUNY Smart Track, among other topics. Next week – at Chancellor Zimpher’s fifth annual State of the University Address – we will find out what’s next for the system. In the meantime, here is a look back at some of SUNY’s developments and accomplishments over the last five years.
In her first five years at SUNY, Chancellor Zimpher has helped to develop an unprecedented level of partnerships that have resulted in numerous achievements, among others:
Chancellor Zimpher will deliver her fifth annual State of the University Address next week in Albany, highlighting the system’s 2014 accomplishments and outlining its agenda for the coming year. The Address will be held Friday, January 23, at the Lewis A. Swyer Theatre at The Egg, at 10 a.m. Events will be available to livestream for viewing online.
Taras Kufel is the Manager of Digital Engagement at the State University of New York.