SUNY Ulster operates under the auspices of the State University of New York (SUNY). SUNY’s 64 geographically-dispersed campuses bring educational opportunity within commuting distance of virtually all state residents and comprise the nation’s largest and most diverse system of public higher education.
The SUNY campuses include major research universities, health sciences centers, comprehensive and technical colleges, and community colleges committed to providing a broad range of outstanding academic programs for students within New York and from around the world. SUNY enrolls more than 464,900 students – half of them in community colleges – in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs, and nearly $2 million in workforce and professional development programs. The SUNY system has more than 88,000 employees, and a projected all-funds budget in excess of $10 billion. SUNY is both a significant force in higher education nationally with increasing global impact as well as a vital economic, social and cultural engine for the State of New York.
Dr. Nancy Zimpher was appointed Chancellor of the SUNY system in June of 2009. She has articulated six major themes for the SUNY system, which align well with SUNY Ulster’s strengths, such as student success and the education pipeline, civic engagement and colleges and universities serving as social and economic drivers.