SUNY Oswego president praises chancellor in last year


May 31, 2016

SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley issued the following statement following SUNY’s announcement that Chancellor Nancy Zimpher would step down June 30, 2017:

“Public higher education is all about the students. What is extraordinary about Chancellor Nancy Zimpher is her ability to keep this defining focus front and center in Albany and then nationally as a leader of collaboration with university systems in other states and other countries. She is a master communicator who grasps all the substance, process and theory and can distill it into words and examples that resonate with people.

“She has championed wide access to higher education but also the importance of rich opportunities for students once they are enrolled. She has heightened attention to degree completion but also to the need for vibrant communities where people can build productive lives after they graduate. She has gathered the power of ‘systemness’ where the 64 campuses of SUNY, the largest university in the world, work now as a coherent whole with a compelling national and international profile.”