Published January 11, 2023
Gov. Kathy Hochul continued to outline her vision for SUNY during her Jan. 10 State of the State, which included funding for initiatives at UB.
The governor proposed:
“On behalf of the University at Buffalo, I would like to thank Gov. Kathy Hochul for her vision and sustained commitment to transform the State University of New York into the nation’s premier system of higher education,” Tripathi said in a statement.
Hochul, during last year’s State of the State address, began outlining her vision to transform SUNY into the best statewide system of higher education in the nation. At that time, she named UB and Stony Brook as flagships of the SUNY system and announced funding for a new $102 million building for UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on the North Campus.
“With the governor's support, we will be even better positioned to situate UB among the very best public flagship institutions in the country through academic and research innovation, and by expanding student access and opportunity — and, by virtue of these combined efforts, help drive economic development in our region and state,” Tripathi said.
“In particular,” the president said, “Gov. Hochul’s announcement during her State of the State address ensures that the University at Buffalo can continue to invest in academic and research excellence and the student experience while also enhancing educational access for students with financial need, providing current and future students with robust opportunities to excel on campus and in their life’s goals.”
This is great news for the UB community and its students. I am proud to see this investment and change in the UB community. I am sure it will be utilized in the best and most efficient manner by our students and faculty. I am proud to be a student of UB as a flagship institution and wish for continuous improvements in research and student life.