New Paltz to host “Systemness” Summit

NEW PALTZ—The State University of New York at New Paltz will host colleagues from SUNY campuses across southern New York on Monday, Oct. 21 for “Harnessing Systemness: Regional Discussions on Efficiency and Excellence.”

“By sharing services with other campuses in our system, every SUNY college and university in New York has put itself in a better position to do more for its students,” said Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “This summit is an opportunity for SUNY campuses in the Hudson Valley to build upon existing partnerships and discover new opportunities for collaboration, as they continue to embrace the concept of sharing services with commendable action.”

The participating institutions will share information on achieving operational efficiencies and improving student service through cooperation and collaboration with other campuses. In addition to celebrating successes, the colleges will explore new opportunities for improvement.

Since launching its shared services initiative in August 2011, SUNY campuses have partnered to generate a net savings of more than $20 million. Those savings are being reinvested to expand academic and student services such as increased course offerings, the hiring of more full-time faculty, and strengthened academic support.

In addition to New Paltz, representatives are expected from SUNY Adirondack, University at Albany, SUNY Cobleskill, Columbia-Greene Community College, SUNY Delhi, Dutchess Community College, Empire State College, Hudson Valley Community College, SUNY New Paltz, Orange County Community College, Schenectady County Community College, Rockland Community College, Sullivan County Community College, Ulster County Community College, and Westchester Community College.