Monday, February 22, 2010

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher to address Roundtable on 3/10

Will discuss the Public Education Empowerment and Innovation Act and SUNY’s strategic plan

ALBANY, NY – February 22, 2010 – Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher, the 12th Chancellor of the State University of New York, will address the Albany Roundtable on Wednesday, March 10.

The Albany Roundtable luncheon meetings are held at the historic University Club, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street in Albany, but remain open to the public.

Dr. Zimpher became Chancellor on June 1, 2009, and began her work at SUNY with a tour of the system’s 64 campuses. She has launched a statewide planning process for the SUNY system that will serve as a model for statewide collaboration for public education in New York State and beyond.

The Chancellor began her career as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in the Ozarks, and has never lost her passion for providing accessible, quality education for every student.

Previously, Dr. Zimpher served as President of the University of Cincinnati, where she led a bold, aggressive strategic planning process, UC21: Defining the New Urban Research University, which transformed the campus into a national powerhouse and a model for urban universities in the 21st century.

Chancellor Zimpher holds a bachelor’s degree in English Education and Speech, a master’s degree in English Literature, and a Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Higher Education Administration, all from The Ohio State University.

Reservations for the March 10 luncheon are required by Monday, March 8 and can be made by calling 518-431-1440 (through the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by e-mail at albanyroundtable@yahoo.com .

The luncheon is open to the public and the cost is $15. The University Club will serve a hot and cold buffet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., with the program commencing at 12:30. All luncheon participants are invited to enter the Roundtable Raffle for a certificate for an overnight stay at the Morgan State House in Albany.

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