For Immediate Release
July 22, 2009
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State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher visited The College at Brockport today as part of her three-month, 64-campus tour of SUNY. During her afternoon campus visit she met with College President John R. Halstead, students, campus leaders, administrators and staff.
The purpose of her visit was to “meet and learn from the many people who share our love for SUNY and our commitment to its future.” It is the first step toward the creation of a new SUNY-wide strategic plan that will “make SUNY a model for the nation and the world.”
Following a meeting with College leaders, President Halstead guided Dr. Zimpher on a campus tour. She then held meetings with students, faculty and staff before leaving campus for a late-afternoon news conference at the College’s downtown MetroCenter, co-hosted with MCC President Anne M. Kress.
Meeting with Brockport students participating in the summer research program she described her job as being an advocate for them and the SUNY system, "working with the legislature and the governor so that they see SUNY as the asset to the economy and culture that it is... to convince them that the investment in SUNY is worth it," she said.
At the afternoon news conference Zimpher stressed the goal of job creation and the importance of partnerships and collaboration, both between MCC and The College at Brockport and between SUNY and New York state. "We can't do it alone and they can't do it without us," she said.
Zimpher ended her visit at a reception attended by approximately 55 local political, civic, and business leaders, as well as volunteer College board members.
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