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 plan is available at www.suny.edu/powerofsuny and has received wide acclaim from policymakers, faculty, staff, students and the general public.
"The SUNY strategic plan represents an unprecedented, new vision of SUNY's role in
“We see The Power of SUNY as a testament to what public higher education can do for the State of
“We are pleased to host the SUNY Strategic Plan launch for the cluster of SUNY colleges and our neighbors in the lower
"The fact that town-hall conversations were held in every corner of the state to ensure that student voices from all campuses were heard is unprecedented,” said Melody Mercedes, president of the SUNY Student Assembly and student member of the SUNY Board of Trustees. “Students can finally say they were instrumental in the creation of a plan which will benefit generations of students to come."
“This strategic plan, The Power of SUNY, is distinguished by the breadth of the 200 representatives who met eight times during the past six months to discuss issues that are central to both
The product of an unprecedented 10-month effort which included a 64-campus tour and 10 statewide conversations and symposia across the
Each idea represents areas in which SUNY can have the greatest impact on the State of
“The call for accountability has never been louder,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “We must deliver results in a more meaningful and measurable way to show New Yorkers that we mean what we say.”
Chancellor Zimpher is presenting the plan in strategic regions across the state and will be on Long Island on April 23, in
Release of the strategic plan begins the third phase of a strategic planning process for SUNY with the goal of preserving the strengths of the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the world, while introducing a new way forward that aligns SUNY’s purpose with
“In the coming weeks and months I will engage our students, my colleagues across SUNY, elected officials and our communities in discussions on the plan; what it means to them; how they can be a part of the change this state needs – a part of The Power of SUNY” said Chancellor Zimpher.
“Nancy Zimpher was hired and immediately charged with developing a strategic plan for the State University of New York, and she has delivered” said SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Carl T. Hayden. "This plan bears the imprint of the entire SUNY family. It will work because the people it affects most are the people who helped to make it possible."
“As I noted at the end of our campus tour in September, the greatest pathway to national and international recognition is to serve your state,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “Our strategic plan for SUNY presents the people of New York with an exciting vision for how we will harness the power of SUNY to make New York State one of the most vital, resilient, and inclusive economies here in the U.S. and around the world.”
Additional information about the SUNY strategic planning effort is available here.
Further remarks from SUNY stakeholders about The Power of SUNY can be found here.
Chancellor Zimpher’s biography and downloadable headshot are available here.
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the