The second of four public universities will make its case for a $35 million competitive grant when Stony Brook University pitches its expansion plan today in the Capitol.
Stony Brook representatives will outline its blueprint for future capital projects in front of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders as part of the new NYSUNY2020 program, a partnership between the state and State University of New York in an effort to spark development.
Last week, the University at Buffalo made its pitch, outlining an aggressive expansion plan that includes a new downtown medical school, the promise of 3,000 new jobs by 2018 – and a plea to the state Legislature to allow the school to adjust its own tuition up to $200 per semester to help fund the project.
UB’s total plan would cost $375 million, and the school is seeking the maximum allowed by the NYSUNY program: $20 million from the Empire State Development Corp. and $15 million from the SUNY construction fund.
Stony Brook’s presentation begins at noon, and can be watched live below: