Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited SUNY Oswego on Wednesday morning as a stop on his signing tour for the new state budget, the state’s third consecutive on-time budget.
SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley took the stage first in the lineup of dignitaries before a capacity crowd in the ballroom of Sheldon Hall.
She thanked the governor for his dedication to State University of New York and to higher education.
“Over the last two years, Gov. Cuomo has taken bold steps to ensure that colleges and universities of the State University of New York play a key role in revitalizing our upstate economy,” she said. “He knows that our SUNY system is one of the jewels of this state.”
Cuomo echoed her words, calling SUNY a jewel, for education and for economic development in the state. He outlined the benefits in the new budget for families, the economy and education.
Attentive governor—Gov. Andrew Cuomo waits to speak Wednesday morning before a capacity crowd in the ballroom of Sheldon Hall. SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley, right, spoke first in the lineup of dignitaries that included, from left foreground, state Assemblyman Will Barclay and state Sen. David Valesky.
Student leaders recognized—Rebecca Witkin, 2012-13 Student Association president and a political science major, poses with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Elaine Evarts, an off-campus senator and education and English major, and Brad Frate, SA’s director of Greek affairs and a biology major.
(Posted: Apr 04, 2013)