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Chancellor Nancy Zimpher Announces 2016-17 to be Final Year as SUNY Chancellor

College community,

This announcement was distributed on Tuesday. I am sharing in case you missed it.


ALBANY, N.Y. -- State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced her final year as SUNY chancellor. In a letter to the SUNY family this morning, Chancellor Zimpher praised the university system’s progress toward its strategic goals and outlined priorities for her final year, which include continuing to increase completion, furthering TeachNY, and securing an extension of NYSUNY 2020.

SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall praised her leadership and the collective impact it has had on higher education nationally as well as SUNY students, faculty, and staff, the state’s communities and its economy. He said a national search for SUNY’s next chancellor would begin soon.

“During her seven year tenure with the State University of New York, Nancy Zimpher has transformed SUNY and lifted our system up as the national model of higher education for the 21st Century,” said Chairman McCall. “Throughout her leadership, Chancellor Zimpher has put our students at the forefront, championed efforts to create a more efficient system, enriched the intellectual edge of our teaching and research initiatives, and positioned SUNY as New York’s economic engine. On behalf of the Board as well as SUNY presidents, students, faculty, and staff across New York State, I want to thank Chancellor Zimpher for her tireless and exemplary leadership and for staying on as chancellor as we begin the difficult task of finding someone to follow in her footsteps.”


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Dr. Kristine Young
Office of the President