Local alumni have breakfast with Stenger

President Harvey Stenger and the Binghamton University Alumni Association host a breakfast at the Tau Bearcat Room in the Events Center for about 100 local alumni on July 11. Photo by Jonathan Cohen

By Steve Seepersaud

More than 100 people attended a breakfast on campus that served as the formal introduction of President Harvey Stenger to Binghamton-area alumni. The event, held July 11 at the Events Center, also introduced the Alumni Association’s Greater Binghamton Chapter.

Stenger discussed the University’s strategic planning process, saying that hundreds of campus community members will be placed into “Road Map” teams — each covering a critical area, such as student success or reputation and rankings — that will start work this fall on crafting ideas, innovations and initiatives. The goal is to have, prior to January, a list of initiatives for the next five years.

Stenger also discussed the NYSUNY 2020 legislation, which has potential far-reaching impacts for the University and surrounding community. Binghamton University has applied for a challenge grant and expects to be accepted within weeks. The funds would enable the University to increase its enrollment and add 150 new faculty members over the next five years.

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