Capital Region resident Michael Flynn recently mentioned SUNY Student Assembly’s advocacy towards sustainable education in the Albany Times Union. In the letter to the editor, Flynn discussed lacking cooperation from the state to SUNY.

“The article Touted jobs project stalls,” July 2, regarding the 2015 Start-Up NY program report by the Empire State Development Corp. indicates an audit by the state comptroller questions the $211 million advertisement investment by the Start-Up decision-makers.

The lack of cooperation by the corporation with the State University of New York college and university presidents, faculty and students seems to prevent success.

SUNY’s Power of SUNY strategic plan advocates SUNY campuses to cultivate research and entrepreneurial learning into the academic system.

The New York State/United University Professions Joint Labor-Management Committees authorizes a campus grants program for professional preparation and development in the workplace.

The SUNY Student Assembly passed a Sustainable Education Resolution recommending integration of environmental stewardship into SUNY course work, campus operations and other higher education activities.

In addition, the National Science Foundation offers grant funding to establish Research Coordination Networks among campus professors and students to establish interdisciplinary academic, research and training.

Yet, public and private corporate decision-makers do not listen to academicians about economic and workforce development.”

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