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Media Advisory: Higher Education, State and Local Leaders Tackle Student Alcohol Use

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 15, 2007)

Interim State University of New York Chancellor John Clark, Albany Mayor Gerald Jennings and UAlbany Provost and Officer in Charge Susan Herbst will kick-off the New York State Summit Preventing Student Alcohol Abuse: Improving the Campus-Community Culture. More than 200 leaders from across the state representing higher education, state and local government, trade and non-profit groups will address the national issue of college student drinking from the campus and community perspective. The summit is being held in cooperation with the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, the New York State Conference of Mayors and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.


  • Interim Chancellor John Clark, State University of New York
  • Mayor Gerald Jennings, City of Albany
  • Provost Susan Herbst, officer in charge, University at Albany

Tuesday, June 19, 9:15 a.m.

Fireside Lounge, Campus Center, University at Albany uptown campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, N.Y.

The summit, which will be held June 18-19 at UAlbany, is designed to engage leaders as partners in understanding and approaching student alcohol abuse as a campus, community and societal problem and encourage commitment to using the evidence-based interventions available and advancing research in needed areas. A series of discussions will include the culture and price of student drinking; common strategies for the campus community; the community context related to college student alcohol abuse; and strategies targeting high-risk drinkers. For more information, visit the summit's Web site.


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