Duffy Nominated to SUNY Board of Trustees

The State University of New York Board of Trustees welcomed Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy as a member.  Governor Andrew Cuomo nominated Duffy to the position and the New York State Senate confirmed the nomination.  Duffy joins Albany Medical Center Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Courtney Eagles Burke and Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason and Anello PC Partner Edward M. Spiro as new SUNY Board of Trustee members.

"Our newest members are strong choices by Governor Cuomo and by our students from across the state," said SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall. "Trustees Burke, Cohen, Duffy, and Spiro will bring a unique mix of experience and perspective to our discussions as well as the policy decisions we make on behalf of SUNY students, faculty, and staff. I look forward to working with each of them as SUNY continues to deliver a quality public higher education that is accessible and affordable for all New Yorkers."

"SUNY has set an ambitious agenda for the coming year as we continue our work toward increasing degree completion as well as expanding our collaboration with K-12 and with the state’s businesses and employers to serve our students from cradle to career while also supporting New York’s economy," said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. "Our new trustees are certain to help us build upon SUNY’s promises of educational quality and affordability, and I look forward to our work together."

Duffy plans to attend his first SUNY Board of Trustees meeting in September.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of SUNY and consists of 18 members, 15 of whom are appointed by the governor, by and with consent of the New York State Senate. In addition, the president of the Student Assembly serves as student trustee and the presidents of the University Faculty Senate and Faculty Council of Community Colleges serve as ex-officio trustees. SUNY Trustees serve on a voluntary basis without compensation.