Today, Legislator Tom Muratore attended the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College building in Selden.
SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 by the SUNY Board of Trustees as a distinctive statewide institution focused on non-traditional teaching and learning. The college serves mostly working adults pursuing associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees onsite at 35 locations in New York state and abroad, as well as online everywhere.
The construction of the new site in Selden, a 6.6 acre-parcel adjacent to the Ammerman Campus of Suffolk County Community College, is targeted for completion in March of 2019. The land was conveyed to State University of New York through Resolution 515-2011, co-sponsored by Legislator Muratore.
“Having SUNY Empire College here in Suffolk County, and more specifically in my legislative district is a very welcomed addition to our community,” stated Tom Muratore. “Changes in lifestyle and technology have made education more accessible to non-traditional students, and I am grateful for the collaborative efforts of the SUNY Board of Trustees, Empire State College President Merodie Hancock and Senator Ken LaValle.”