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3/18/2014 11:59:58 AM

Daily Gazette: After UAlbany split, Nanocollege looks to merge with SUNYIT

Daily Gazette

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany and the SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica are looking to merge in 2015.

The State University of New York Board of Trustees voted in favor of a “master plan amendment” to SUNYIT on Tuesday. The resolution establishes an equal merger between the two schools.

Robert Geer, acting president of SUNYIT, said discussions have been ongoing for months about a potential merger. But he stressed it’s up to the full SUNY board to approve the final plan Wednesday.

“The partnership that exists has matured rapidly over the last 10 months or so, and it has been fantastic for not only CNSE but we are seeing the impact here at SUNYIT,” Geer said. “It is a dramatic benefit for the Mohawk Valley. Moving that partnership forward is a positive thing.”

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