Gov. David A. Paterson announced today (Jan. 15, 2010) that he will include in his 2010 Executive Budget significant reforms that would give SUNY—and UB—the financial flexibility to position the system and university to play a major role in the state’s economic resurgence and support UB 2020 as a basis for economic transformation in Western New York.
The Western New York Legislative Delegation has made the University at Buffalo’s 2020 strategic plan for excellence and growth a top priority for 2011, reaffirming its belief that UB’s future and Western New York’s future are closely linked.
The New York State Senate today passed “UB 2020” legislation that supports the University at Buffalo’s strategic plan to encourage economic growth and create jobs in Western New York. The bill benefits students, families and the economy of the entire region.Senator George Maziarz said, “We are following through on an issue that a bipartisan group of legislators and the vast majority of people we represent back home have identified as a top priority for Western New York.
Senator Maziarz recently greeted Lockport native Jillian Ferris in Albany. Jillian attends SUNY Oneonta's Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies and she was in the capital to participate in "Research That Matters: An Exposition of Graduate Research in SUNY and CUNY."
For the first time in the history of the State University of New York (SUNY), students and families will be able to properly plan for the cost of a college education in a predictable manner. The NYSUNY 2020 plan, enacted into law at the end of the recently-concluded Legislative Session, will allow each State University of New York and City University of New York (SUNY and CUNY) campus to raise tuition by $300 per year for five years. This plan replaces an era of dramatic tuition increases with a system that is predictable and empowers students and parents to plan for college expenses.