ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A written proposal shows the State University at New York may soon create its 65th campus, spinning its fast-growing College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering away from the University at Albany.
The proposal obtained by The Associated Press is confirmed by two people familiar with the internal discussions. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to announce the proposal. It would have to be approved by the SUNY Board of Trustees, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature.
With the NCAA Tournament just a week away, two regional colleges will face off Saturday morning for the right to advance to the big dance. University at Albany men’s basketball coach Will Brown has been here before.
The new president of the University at Albany is appealing to Capital Region business and community leaders to support a new five-year funding plan.
President Robert Jones presented a plan that calls for $293 million over five years for critically important capital improvements, renovations, and upgrades to the university’s aging campus facilities, spanning more than 5.8 million square feet. He says the revitalization and renewal plan will preserve the university’s existing infrastructure while creating an estimated 2,500 Capital Region jobs.