State University of New York

system of universities in New York State

The State University of New York (SUNY ) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York. It is the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the United States, with a total enrollment of 424,051 students, plus 2,195,082 adult education students, spanning 64 campuses across the state. Led by Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, the SUNY system has 91,182 employees, including 32,496 faculty members, and some 7,660 degree and certificate programs overall and a $10.7 billion budget. The University at Buffalo, founded by U.S. President Millard Fillmore, is the SUNY campus with the highest enrollment, most number of applicants and an endowment more than double of any other SUNY. SUNY includes many institutions and four university Centers: Albany (1844), Binghamton (1946), Buffalo (1846), and Stony Brook (1957). SUNY's administrative offices are in Albany, the state's capital, with satellite offices in Manhattan and Washington, D.C. With 25,000 acres of land, SUNY's largest campus is SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and the University at Buffalo, has the greatest endowment and research funding.The State University of New York was established in 1948 by Governor Thomas E. Dewey, through legislative implementation of recommendations made by the Temporary Commission on the Need for a State University (1946–1948). The Commission was chaired by Owen D. Young, who was at the time Chairman of General Electric. The system was greatly expanded during the administration of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, who took a personal interest in design and construction of new SUNY facilities across the state. Apart from units of the City University of New York (CUNY), SUNY comprises all other institutions of higher education statewide that are state-supported. (SUNY and CUNY are completely separate systems.)
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American computer scientist

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Scott Kelly

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Chuck Lorre

American screenwriter

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Gregory Maguire

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T. Coraghessan Boyle

American novelist and short story writer

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