For Immediate Release óJuly 21, 2009
Contact: David Irwin
Media Relations Manager
(585) 245-5516

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher to Visit Geneseo Campus

GENESEO, N.Y. Ė SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher has scheduled a get-acquainted visit to the Geneseo campus July 23.  Chancellor Zimpher made a commitment when she started June 1 to visit all 64 SUNY campuses in her first 100 days so she can meet with and learn from students, faculty, administrators, community leaders and other stakeholders on the future of New Yorkís public higher education system.  

The news media are welcome to accompany the chancellor from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in Room 147 of the Integrated Science Center as she visits a session of the Young Scholars Academy, a camp for 60 Rochester middle school students operated through a partnership between Geneseo and Rochester City Schools.  She also will hear a presentation on undergraduate research in the Pelletron particle accelerator lab in Room 127 of the Integrated Science Center, which you are welcome to observe.  At 10:50 a.m., she will be available for media interviews outside the accelerator lab in Room 140.

If you plan to cover the chancellorís visit, please contact Tony Hoppa, assistant vice president for college communications, at (585) 245-5516.

Zimpher is SUNYís 12th chancellor and the first woman to be named to the position in the systemís 60-year history.  She came to SUNY from the University of Cincinnati, where she was appointed president in October, 2003.  She also has served as chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and executive dean of the professional colleges and dean of the College of Education at The Ohio State University.

Zimpher earned a doctorate in teacher education and higher education administration, a masterís degree in English literature and a bachelorís degree in English education and speech, all from Ohio State.