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For Immediate Release
April 27, 2010

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David Mihalyov
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The Power of SUNY Reaches Western New York

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Press Release Photo The College at Brockport President John R. Halstead, left, speaks with SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and Regional President of M&T Bank Dan Burns

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Press Release Photo Kenneth O’Brien, SUNY Faculty Senate president and College at Brockport associate professor of history, speaks at The Power of SUNY launch.

Brockport, NY— Nearly 300 academic, business, and community leaders gathered this morning as SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher helped launch The Power of SUNY at an event held at Monroe Community College.

The Power of SUNY is a plan that incorporates six forward-looking, interdependent areas of opportunity and challenge in which SUNY and its 64 campuses can serve as the driving force behind New York State’s economic revitalization and to improve the quality of life for its citizens.

The Power of SUNY will serve as the roadmap for the State University of New York for the next five years and guide its development for the next decade.

The College at Brockport was represented at the launch event by President John R. Halstead, PhD, and program speakers Kenneth O’Brien, SUNY Faculty Senate president and associate professor of history; Michael Doyle ’80, regional vice president Entercom Communications; and Mark Peterson, adjunct professor and president and CEO of Greater Rochester Enterprise.

The product of an unprecedented 10-month effort which included a 64-campus tour and 10 statewide conversations and symposia across New York, The Power of SUNY explores the many issues affecting New York State and the State University community, while identifying six “big ideas”:

• SUNY and the Entrepreneurial Century

• SUNY and the Seamless Educational Pipeline

• SUNY and a Healthier New York

• SUNY and an Energy-Smart New York

• SUNY and the Vibrant Community

• SUNY and the World

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