SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher on Public Higher Education

Nancy Zimpher headshot #2State University of New York System Chancellor Nancy Zimpher visited UW-Madison last week to discuss higher education and its role in economic development. Using SUNY and New York state as a model, Zimpher told faculty, staff, and students how public higher education can be a key engine of economic revitalization for a state while enhancing the lives of its citizens. Zimpher had a key partner in Governor Andrew Cuomo, who made NYSUNY 2020 a priority as he began his term as governor.

Zimpher also discussed systemness — “the coordination of multiple components that, when working together, create a network of activity that is more powerful than any action of individual parts on their own.”

Zimpher’s complete PowerPoint presentation is here.

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