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Statement of Support for NYSUNY 2020 By Drew Matonak, President of Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, May 3, 2011

"We at Hudson Valley Community College applaud the spirit of cooperation and healthy competition that characterizes the new NYSUNY 2020 program announced by Governor Cuomo and Chancellor Zimpher yesterday. Both of these leaders recognize that SUNY can help drive the economic revitalization of New York State and we look forward to working together with the University at Albany and the other SUNY institutions to create jobs, spur economic growth and build upon our world-class system of higher education."

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 13,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.