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SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher to visit SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (July 29, 2009) -- State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher will visit the SUNY Plattsburgh campus this Friday, July 31. The visit is part of a state-wide tour of the 64 campuses in the SUNY system and will feature faculty/staff and student forums as well as a groundbreaking ceremony, which is open to the public and will take place on Friday, July 31, at 2:15 p.m.

The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the construction site for the new Hudson Hall laboratory addition, near the campus pond.(In the event of rain, the ceremony will move to the Krinovitz Recital Hall in Hawkins Hall.) Built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver standards, this new addition will be the first building constructed on the campus since Feinberg Library was built in the 1970s. New York State Senator Betty O'C. Little, Assemblywoman Teresa R. Sayward and Plattsburgh Mayor Donald M. Kasprzak will also be on hand for the ceremony. After the ceremony, the chancellor and college officials will be available for interviews with the media.

In the morning, Zimpher will tour the campus and take part in a student forum at 10:15 a.m. in Room 416 of Sibley Hall. This meeting will be broadcast live on the Web at bit.ly/chancellorvisit09stream, so that students who are unable to attend in person can still view the event.

In the afternoon, SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and staff will have a chance to meet the chancellor during a 1:15 forum in the Krinovitz Recital Hall.

"We look forward to the chancellor's visit," said SUNY Plattsburgh John Ettling. "We will introduce her to our campus, discuss our achievements and challenges, and explore the ways she can help us build upon the great momentum we have as an institution."

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