Support of Governor Cuomo's NYSUNY 2020 program
NEW PALTZ- "Today, Governor Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher announced NYSUNY 2020 – a new program that will allow the four SUNY university centers to apply for funding available to drive economic revitalization in the regions they serve," stated Interim President Donald P. Christian.
He then added, "NYSUNY 2020 is anchored by a $140 million capitol program, with $35 million allocated for each of the four university centers ($20 million from the Governor’s office and $15 million from the SUNY Construction Fund). This comprehensive proposal advances SUNY’s academic mission and spurs regional development.
As Interim President of a SUNY campus, I join my presidential colleagues in supporting this partnership between SUNY and the Governor as a concrete step in recognizing the SUNY System as a key economic driver in New York.
This program starts with the university centers, but if successful, it can expand to campuses throughout the System, and we look forward to the day when it can also benefit SUNY New Paltz and the surrounding region.
We also applaud the Governor’s stated support today of a rational tuition policy."
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.