2017 State of the University

The 8th and final edition of Chancellor Zimpher's annual address to New York and the entire SUNY family all across the world.

  1. NEWS: Chancellor @NancyZimpher to Deliver 2017 State of the University Address on Monday, January 23: #SOU2017  https://t.co/EJUbvT15DU https://t.co/np7qIK8TBd
    NEWS: Chancellor @nancyzimpher to Deliver 2017 State of the University Address on Monday, January 23: #SOU2017  http://bddy.me/2jgwoNp  pic.twitter.com/np7qIK8TBd
  2. Putting the finishing touches on my final #SOU2017 tonight. So much to say about this great system and state. See you Monday, @SUNY family!
  3. It's dark outside, but energy is high at System Admin prepping for #SOU2017. And you can watch live Monday morning: https://t.co/4tgvR2oips https://t.co/9c1BnWQ8kI
    It's dark outside, but energy is high at System Admin prepping for #SOU2017. And you can watch live Monday morning:  http://www.suny.edu/sou  pic.twitter.com/9c1BnWQ8kI
  4. The team, and Chancellor, is getting its final warm ups in for #SOU2017. See the results tomorrow at 10am: https://t.co/4tgvR2oips https://t.co/nmkz9r4BLK
    The team, and Chancellor, is getting its final warm ups in for #SOU2017. See the results tomorrow at 10am:  http://www.suny.edu/sou  pic.twitter.com/nmkz9r4BLK
  5. So many good news stories in our annual Good News From Across SUNY book. We will share some at tomorrow's #SOU2017: 
https://t.co/u5iYonyHhC https://t.co/9RTw7i936x
    So many good news stories in our annual Good News From Across SUNY book. We will share some at tomorrow's #SOU2017:  http://ow.ly/ZJa2308f1Pa  pic.twitter.com/9RTw7i936x
  6. Chancellor Zimpher set to highlight decade of SUNY progress in final State of the University Address. https://t.co/G7j2M6eqx1
    Chancellor Zimpher set to highlight decade of SUNY progress in final State of the University Address. pic.twitter.com/G7j2M6eqx1
  7. The room has filled and we await @SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher who is delivering her 8th and final State of the University address. https://t.co/ZdRvtfgHBQ
    The room has filled and we await @SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher who is delivering her 8th and final State of the University address. pic.twitter.com/ZdRvtfgHBQ
  8. I will be live tweeting from The Egg, where @SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher will deliver her final State of the University address #SOU2017 https://t.co/Y4D0COsQoC
    I will be live tweeting from The Egg, where @SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher will deliver her final State of the University address #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/Y4D0COsQoC
  9. The #SOU2017 event starts with a video look back at some good news from 2016. Take a look!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCpeC7O6dSk 
  10. Excited to see shout-out for #SUNYPotsdam Center for Applied Learning in @SUNY State of the University opener! #SOU2017 #PotsdamProud
  11. Board Chairman Carl McCall takes the stage to start things off and give warm welcomes to all the attendees and viewers. #SOU2017 https://t.co/2OX52xhSdO
    Board Chairman Carl McCall takes the stage to start things off and give warm welcomes to all the attendees and viewers. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/2OX52xhSdO
  12. SUNY Chairman McCall thanks Nancy Zimpher for her work. She receives a standing ovation from the audience #SOU2017
  13. I joined @SUNY as a grad student in 1984. Today I'm a VP and prof. SUNY's never been stronger than today! Thank you @nancyzimpher #SOU2017
  14. And now @sunysa President @MarcCohenNY shares some words of recognition for our 600,000+ students. #SOU2017 https://t.co/e7lalMMXdb
    And now @sunysa President @MarcCohenNY shares some words of recognition for our 600,000+ students. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/e7lalMMXdb
  15. Student trustee @MarcCohenNY asks all SUNY students to tweet their success story. Here's mine: @UBuffalo gave me a Pres Fellowship #SOU2017
  16. SUNY Student Assembly President Marc Cohen calls Nancy Zimpher the "rock star of higher education" in the U.S. #SOU2017
  17. Cohen: Under Zimpher's tenure, SUNY made transfers easier, expanded access, boosted completion + reimagined experiential learning #SOU2017
  18. All grown up & back to school 30 yrs later converting BS English into MS Systems Science @binghamtonu @BUWatsonSOE #SUNYcompletes #SOU2017
  19. Chancellor Zimpher is now on stage. Welcome one and all! #SOU2017 https://t.co/hEVjJU5RQA
    Chancellor Zimpher is now on stage. Welcome one and all! #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/hEVjJU5RQA
  20. This is Nancy Zimpher's last State of the University address as chancellor of the 64-campus @SUNY system #SOU2017 https://t.co/zVHLet3dYE
    This is Nancy Zimpher's last State of the University address as chancellor of the 64-campus @SUNY system #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/zVHLet3dYE
  21. "It has been my highest honor to serve as your chancellor" - Zimpher at #SOU2017
  22. Nancy Zimpher is on stage now for her final State of the University address #SOU2017 https://t.co/fh3r70DscJ
    Nancy Zimpher is on stage now for her final State of the University address #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/fh3r70DscJ
  23. From day one, we built our plan for SUNY’s future, to know what NY needs & find a way to provide it. The Power of SUNY has stuck. #SOU2017 https://t.co/4wXQj9Q3gl
    From day one, we built our plan for SUNY’s future, to know what NY needs & find a way to provide it. The Power of SUNY has stuck. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/4wXQj9Q3gl
  24. Listening to #SOU2017 @nancyzimpher gives her 6th State of the University Address. Great crowd on hand. @SUNY https://t.co/21V8ev9GHS
    Listening to #SOU2017 @nancyzimpher gives her 6th State of the University Address. Great crowd on hand. @SUNY pic.twitter.com/21V8ev9GHS
  25. .@MarcCohenNY gets major props from @nancyzimpher "he usbest if the best" - @ualbany is proud of you Marc! #SOU2017
  26. .@sunysa Pres @MarcCohenNY asks all @SUNY students to share their success stories: what's yours, #Tribunes? #SOU2017
  27. We never get tired of telling people the SUNY is THE largest comprehensive system of higher education. #SOU2017 https://t.co/7akyxabxar
    We never get tired of telling people the SUNY is THE largest comprehensive system of higher education. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/7akyxabxar
  28. The Ohio State University grad and SUNY chancellor Nancy Zimpher says it is "The" State University of New York.
  29. Zimpher talks about her highest priorities, and how access + completion is her formula for success #sou2017
  30. With Smart Track, the number of SUNY students graduating with loan debt is going down. Now, almost half graduate debt free. #SOU2017 https://t.co/3nhVmIOg9T
    With Smart Track, the number of SUNY students graduating with loan debt is going down. Now, almost half graduate debt free. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/3nhVmIOg9T
  31. Zimpher: We cracked the code on a formula that reflects our biggest commitment. Access + Completion = Success #SOU2017
  32. Zimpher: now nearly half of all SUNY students graduate debt free #SOU2017
  33. Through Open SUNY, more than 320,000 students have taken online classes, and 8,000 have received a SUNY degree. #SOU2017 https://t.co/MRa5WCntaO
    Through Open SUNY, more than 320,000 students have taken online classes, and 8,000 have received a SUNY degree. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/MRa5WCntaO
  34. "Problem...Solution…Results. That’s how we roll at The State University of New York." #SOU2017
  35. Zimpher: Nearly half of all SUNY students graduate debt-free (no mention of average $27,000 SUNY student debt) #SOU2017
  36. With Smart Track, Open SUNY, & more, there's a pattern: we heard about a problem, we found a solution, and we have seen results. #SOU2017 https://t.co/TWSkuqPPNu
    With Smart Track, Open SUNY, & more, there's a pattern: we heard about a problem, we found a solution, and we have seen results. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/TWSkuqPPNu
  37. Seamless transfer is finally a reality at SUNY. We have sets of courses guaranteed to transfer in more than 50 majors. #SOU2017 https://t.co/vuAED7oMkE
    Seamless transfer is finally a reality at SUNY. We have sets of courses guaranteed to transfer in more than 50 majors. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/vuAED7oMkE
  38. Zimpher: "Guaranteed credit transfer is finally a reality at SUNY" has helped lead to more than 96,000 degree completions a year #SOU2017
  39. Today, 6 of our schools have #FinishIn4 compacts & they work, graduating students at rates above the national average. #SOU2017 https://t.co/p3gZcCNwNC
    Today, 6 of our schools have #FinishIn4 compacts & they work, graduating students at rates above the national average. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/p3gZcCNwNC
  40. 29 @SUNY colleges will help former students re-enroll to complete this yr. @SUNYPlattsburgh is lead #SOU2017
  41. Through Re-Enroll to Complete, we are reaching out to recently withdrawn students to avoid loan default due to early drop out. #SOU2017 https://t.co/Z2DzqSYEoH
    Through Re-Enroll to Complete, we are reaching out to recently withdrawn students to avoid loan default due to early drop out. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/Z2DzqSYEoH
  42. Zimpher: Quantway/Statway, evidence-based math remediation program, helping more @SUNY students complete degree faster #SOU2017
  43. New SUNY Impact Foundation open for business, looking for funders "who get scale" says @nancyzimpher #SOU2017
  44. Zimpher announces launch of SUNY Impact Foundation, which will allow SUNY to seek private $$ to help scale programs across system #SOU2017
  45. Today we are proud to announce the SUNY Impact Foundation-a repository allowing us to seek private investment to boost completion. #SOU2017 https://t.co/GJTG3UGKup
    Today we are proud to announce the SUNY Impact Foundation-a repository allowing us to seek private investment to boost completion. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/GJTG3UGKup
  46. Great things happening across the SUNY system. Proud to be a small part of those efforts. #SOU2017
  47. We know students want real world experience before graduating, to learn by doing. And business leaders know this. #SOU2017 https://t.co/tH5I2Pdure
    We know students want real world experience before graduating, to learn by doing. And business leaders know this. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/tH5I2Pdure
  48. Employers say applied learning makes better employees. We've been all abt applied learning for 140+ yrs. #sou2017  http://www.sunymaritime.edu/page/academics 
  49. #SOU2017 Opportunities like applied learning can make all the difference to student success. #SUNY
  50. THE State University of New York is THE only university that serves every region of the state. A SUNY map is a map of NYS. #SOU2017 https://t.co/oo9WkcqVu9
    THE State University of New York is THE only university that serves every region of the state. A SUNY map is a map of NYS. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/oo9WkcqVu9
  51. Thanks, @nancyzimpher, for the applied learning shout-out. Thank you for championing hands-on experience for all @SUNY students! #sou2017
  52. .@SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, in speech now, touts THE State University of New York.
  53. At the State of The University address listening to @nancyzimpher show the strength of New York State higher education #SOU2017 https://t.co/6izLH2m0PP
    At the State of The University address listening to @nancyzimpher show the strength of New York State higher education #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/6izLH2m0PP
  54. Zimpher: Thanks to NY's Tuition Assistance Program, half of all SUNY resident undergraduate students attend tuition-free #SOU2017
  55. New Impact Foundation which will allow SUNY to seek private-sector investments to develop programs across the state #SOU2017
  56. "Higher Education is about more than higher income." AMEN! #SOU2017
  57. State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher delivers her last State of the University Address https://t.co/z7SXgjt8gn
    State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher delivers her last State of the University Address pic.twitter.com/z7SXgjt8gn
  58. Zimpher: @SUNY, State Education Dept partnership is working to address looming teacher shortage #SOU2017
  59. Thank you, @nancyzimpher for recognizing Potsdam for 200 years of excellence, especially in teacher education! #SUNYPotsdam200 #SOU2017
  60. Zimpher is working with State Education Department to address teacher shortages #sou2017
  61. Zimpher: in 2016, we increased our investment in research and discovery to more than $920 million #SOU2017
  62. Zimpher: 12 years of school used to be enough. Today, it's 14 or 16 or more... there's a new staring line and a new finish line. #SOU2017
  63. Zimpher: One in every three New Yorkers has a college degree earned at SUNY #SOU2017
  64. Zimpher: The responsibility is on us to push boundaries. If you do it in New York other states will follow #SOU2017
  65. Zimpher on Cuomo's tuition-free proposal: "Just putting the term 'tuition free' out there ... will move the dial on access" #sou2017
  66. About 35 minutes into #SOU2017, @nancyzimpher addresses the Excelsior Scholarship, @NYGovCuomo play for free tuition for New Yorker's. https://t.co/dYDvfhGkLk
    About 35 minutes into #SOU2017, @nancyzimpher addresses the Excelsior Scholarship, @NYGovCuomo play for free tuition for New Yorker's. pic.twitter.com/dYDvfhGkLk
  67. Zimpher on Gov. Cuomo's free tuition plan: "Young people will hear of this and think maybe college isn't out of my reach" #SOU2017
  68. Zimpher talking about support for Cuomo's free tuition plan, talking more about financial aid (also wants to increase FAFSA apps) #SOU2017
  69. @SUNY is teaming up with @SEFCU to spread message of #FAFSA to help more students get federal student aide. #SOU2017
  70. Zimpher: Because of confusion/ignorance of FAFSA (financial aid form), New Yorkers leave $174M of federal aid untapped each year #SOU2017
  71. "That is just the kind of thing we do @SUNY—we think of every student, even before they think of us." #SOU2017
  72. Zimpher: "We have to see ourselves as the innovators for New York, and the nation, and maybe even the world." #SOU2017
  73. SUNY & @SEFCU will spread the word about #FAFSA, & host events for students & parents to get help completing their forms. #SOU2017 https://t.co/qPLqGVb10A
    SUNY & @SEFCU will spread the word about #FAFSA, & host events for students & parents to get help completing their forms. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/qPLqGVb10A
  74. New Center for Systems Change will ensure @SUNY keeps being "the best at getting better" #SOU2017
  75. Now, nearly 40% of NY’s public high school students don’t complete #FAFSA, leaving $174 million of federal aid untapped each year. #SOU2017
  76. Data-driven? Continuous improvement? Speaking my language. #sou2017
  77. Zimpher announces formation of SUNY Center for Systems Change, which will study concepts of "systemness" + continuous improvement #SOU2017
  78. @nancyzimpher emphasizes the need to use data for continuous improvement in higher education #SOU2017
  79. Zimpher: "No single system of higher ed has launched a training program to ... get better at getting better" #SOU2017
  80. Zimpher announces SUNY Center for Systems Change, helping to spread best practices across 64 campuses #SOU2017
  81. It will use "data-driven approach" to develop and implement policy/practices at individual campuses and across 64-campus system #SOU2017  https://twitter.com/bethanybump/status/823561680579862529 
  82. .@nancyzimpher announces new Ctr for Systems Change to help all campuses "get better at getting better" #SOU2017
  83. Announcing the SUNY Center for Systems Change—training program for every campus; collective effort to get better at getting better. #SOU2017 https://t.co/hEklPSbBps
    Announcing the SUNY Center for Systems Change—training program for every campus; collective effort to get better at getting better. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/hEklPSbBps
  84. Zimpher announces SUNY will expand Rockefeller Institute of Government to include new Center for Systems Change #SOU2017
  85. At the very heart of the SUNY brand, we are a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. That’s what #systemness is. #SOU2017 https://t.co/6HR3gfToXA
    At the very heart of the SUNY brand, we are a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. That’s what #systemness is. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/6HR3gfToXA
  86. It is our collective, hard work that has made our system more prepared than ever to take on the challenges of the future. #SOU2017
  87. Have always appreciated the "we" perspective Chancellor @nancyzimpher has continued to foster within @SUNY #sou2017
  88. Zimpher: People often ask me, how do you run 64 campuses? And I say: "I don't do it, we do it" #SOU2017
  89. We're in good hands now:
YOU are The State University of New York.
YOU are the engine that drives systemness.
YOU are our future. 
#SOU2017 https://t.co/snwXW9VrvI
    We're in good hands now: YOU are The State University of New York. YOU are the engine that drives systemness. YOU are our future. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/snwXW9VrvI
  90. To learn, to search, to serve defines how we operate - advancing the triad of teaching, research, & service while expanding access. #SOU2017 https://t.co/ePbeyVAz5z
    To learn, to search, to serve defines how we operate - advancing the triad of teaching, research, & service while expanding access. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/ePbeyVAz5z
  91. Congratulations, Chancellor @nancyzimpher, on a great #2017SOU and almost a decade of outstanding leadership of @SUNY.
  92. Take a look & see what Chancellor Zimpher & @NYSEDNews Commissioner Elia heard & learned on #TeachNY tour: #SOU2017  http://bddy.me/2jphMLD 
  93. Teaching: we’re working with @NYSEDNews & partners across NY to re-invent & elevate the teaching profession. #TeachNY #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/OVOPbtecb3https://t.co/OVOPbtecb3pic.twitter.com/OVOPbtecb3
  94. Research: In 2016, investment in research & discovery at SUNY increased to more than $920 million. #SOU2017
  95. And with that, Nancy Zimpher wraps her final State of the University address and gets a standing ovation #SOU2017 https://t.co/RdNRONXw98
    And with that, Nancy Zimpher wraps her final State of the University address and gets a standing ovation #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/RdNRONXw98
  96. Service: Partnerships in community schools, 60 early college high schools, 800 Master Teachers, & 7 cradle-to-career communities. #SOU2017 https://t.co/Xc0a6viFXZ
    Service: Partnerships in community schools, 60 early college high schools, 800 Master Teachers, & 7 cradle-to-career communities. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/Xc0a6viFXZ
  97. We touch the lives of more than 3 million people every year. 1 in every 3 New Yorkers who has a college degree earned it at SUNY. #SOU2017 https://t.co/t1sWJAyG9V
    We touch the lives of more than 3 million people every year. 1 in every 3 New Yorkers who has a college degree earned it at SUNY. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/t1sWJAyG9V
  98. As The State University of New York, it's our responsibility to push boundaries. The Excelsior Scholarship proposal will do that. #SOU2017 https://t.co/sVUbkgoREl
    As The State University of New York, it's our responsibility to push boundaries. The Excelsior Scholarship proposal will do that. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/sVUbkgoREl
  99. Nearly 40% of NY public high school students don’t complete the #FAFSA each year, leaving $173 million of federal aid untapped. #SOU2017 https://t.co/L80FIBauND
    Nearly 40% of NY public high school students don’t complete the #FAFSA each year, leaving $173 million of federal aid untapped. #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/L80FIBauND
  100. And that's a wrap! #SOU2017 was a great success. Full archive materials will be available online at https://t.co/4tgvR2oips.
Thank you NY. https://t.co/wERWiNZSzy
    And that's a wrap! #SOU2017 was a great success. Full archive materials will be available online at  http://www.suny.edu/sou . Thank you NY. pic.twitter.com/wERWiNZSzy
  101. Another great and inspiring State of the University #SOU2017 presentation by Chancellor Zimpher. Thank you for your leadership! https://t.co/S4Bll1U6vm
    Another great and inspiring State of the University #SOU2017 presentation by Chancellor Zimpher. Thank you for your leadership! pic.twitter.com/S4Bll1U6vm
  102. On #MiddayMagazine: Outgoing Chancellor Nancy Zimpher delivers State of SUNY address in Albany. @davelucas reports.
  103. Proud to attend Chancellor Nancy Zimpher's final State of SUNY address.
She will be a huge loss when she retires.
A great address today. https://t.co/etS1fCJscY
    Proud to attend Chancellor Nancy Zimpher's final State of SUNY address. She will be a huge loss when she retires. A great address today. pic.twitter.com/etS1fCJscY
  104. Gr8 @SUNY presentation by rockstar @nancyzimpher on State of SUNY! Taken us to next level n set stage for new heights. Tks for @SEFCU shout
  105. NEWS: Chancellor Zimpher Highlights Nearly a Decade of Progress in Final State of the University Address: #SOU2017  http://bddy.me/2jpZHgj 
  106. #SOU2017 - SUNY Chancellor Discusses Year Ahead: Delivering her eighth and final State of the University Address at…  http://m.tbnn.it/NBK8j7 
  107. For the past eight years, @nancyzimpher's vision and leadership in advancing @SUNY has been nothing short of remarkable! Thank you! #SOU2017 pic.twitter.com/tAe7YMqYgbhttps://t.co/tAe7YMqYgbpic.twitter.com/tAe7YMqYgb