President to speak about colleges economic impact
NEW PALTZ -- The State University of New York at New Paltz is the second largest employer in Ulster County and significantly impacts the region's economy. Spending by the college, its employees, students and campus visitors brings hundreds of millions of additional dollars into the community, the Hudson Valley and New York state each year.
Join New Paltz President Steven Poskanzer this fall for one of a number of scheduled events where he will present findings of the college's just-completed economic impact study, titled "SUNY New Paltz: Making an Impact."
"SUNY New Paltz is a major economic driver in the Hudson Valley," said Poskanzer. "We play a significant role in enriching the quality of life in the Hudson Valley and we're eager to expand our strong ties."
Poskanzer will deliver a 30-minute Power Point presentation that will also show how the college's alumni impact the region.
The program schedule and contact information for "SUNY New Paltz: Making an Impact" is as follows:
- 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce, Holiday Inn, Kingston. Cost is $10 for members with reservations and $12 for members at the door. The cost for non-members is $20. Contact the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce at (845) 338-5100 or www.ulsterchamber.org for reservations, directions and general information.
- Noon on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce hosted by Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress, Ramada Inn, Newburgh. The cost is $25 and includes lunch. Contact the Orange County Chamber of Commerce at (845) 567-6229 or www.orangeny.com for reservations, directions and general information.
- 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17; Poughkeepsie Area Chamber of Commerce, Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie. The cost is $13 for members and those with reservations, and $16 for those without reservations. Contact the Poughkeepsie Area Chamber of Commerce at (845) 454-1700 (x1000) or www.pokchamb.org for reservations, directions and general information.
- Noon on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at the Kingston Rotary Club meeting at the Hillside Manor in Kingston. The event is open to all service club members. Contact the Kingston Rotary Club at (845) 338-6000 for directions and general information.
If you are interested in attending any one of the programs, contact any of the above area chambers directly, or contact the SUNY New Paltz Office of Public Affairs at (845) 257-3245 for general information.
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.