Statement from SUNY New Paltz President Donald P. Christian on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State Address
NEW PALTZ - President Donald P. Christian issued the following statement about Governor Cuomo’s announcement that he will extend the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant to all SUNY campuses:
“SUNY New Paltz welcomes Governor Cuomo’s decision to extend the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Act to all SUNY campuses. As the only four-year public university in the mid-Hudson Valley, New Paltz – along with our nearby community college partners - is a vital educational and economic driver in the region. Our overarching goal is to provide a relevant and high-quality education that produces graduates prepared to meet 21st century workforce needs and to thrive in a diverse and complex global society. Broadening this challenge grant opportunity reflects Governor Cuomo’s faith in SUNY to achieve these goals that are critical to our state.”
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.