Statement by Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly On Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address

“By expanding the CUNY2020 and SUNY2020 programs for another round, Governor Cuomo is making another prudent investment in our state’s higher education system that will both strengthen our workforce and propel economic growth in our communities. These programs have allowed us to specifically target specialized projects that best meet the needs of our individual colleges while also providing a tangible economic boost to their surrounding communities. The end result is a statewide higher education network that fosters both academic excellence and economic growth. We are also very pleased by Governor Cuomo’s initiative to establish a new scholarship program for high academic achievers interested in pursuing the STEM disciplines at CUNY and SUNY. The incentive that the initiative creates will encourage students to enter these vitally important fields and launch their careers in New York State.”