FLCC President Barbara Risser says she is pleased to see the governor’s office move forward with the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program to boost funding for the State University of New York’s four university centers in Albany, Buffalo, Binghamton and Stony Brook.
The NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program will initially consist of $35 million in capital funding per school. To be eligible, each must put forth a plan to show how it will leverage private sector resources to improve the regional economy.
“Since many Finger Lakes Community College students transfer to SUNY four-year schools, we are encouraged by efforts to enhance those facilities,” said Risser.
The 2020 plan is among many ways SUNY schools can support economic growth, she added.
Later this month, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher will be in Canandaigua for a forum on how community college partnerships with industry are helping prepare the local workforce for emerging jobs.Finger Lakes Community College, Genesee Community College and Monroe Community College will take part in the May 24 event at the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center (formerly Infotonics) in Canandaigua.