NYSUNY 2020: The Path to a Promising Future

Governor Andrew Cuomo joined UB president Satish Tripathi and legislative officials at the UB Center for the Arts to sign the historic NYSUNY 2020 bill in 2011.

Critical resources resulting from the passing of the NYSUNY 2020 bill are allowing UB to implement the next phases of the UB 2020 plan for academic excellence.

Historic and Transformative Impact

On June 25, 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law NYSUNY 2020. This historic piece of higher-education legislation is helping UB and New York’s other public universities become catalysts for regional economic development, while maintaining affordable tuition and improving academic quality for all students.

"New York State's universities are the jewel of our state's educational system, and with this bill the SUNY system will now be perfectly positioned to become the engine of economic growth across the state," Governor Cuomo said upon signing NYSUNY 2020 into law.

Using the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant and with revenue from the law’s rational tuition plan, UB is advancing important elements of its UB 2020 plan for academic excellence: investing in faculty strength across the disciplines and moving the medical school downtown. The university is also making investments in enriching students’ educational experiences.