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University at Albany President and Staff Visit Long Island Parents
"Voice of the Parents" forum will be held May 10, 7-9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Plainview

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 6, 2005) -- With 25 percent of the University at Albany's undergraduate student population of 11,400 hailing from Long Island, President Kermit L. Hall and University administrators will board a bus to learn first hand from Long Island parents about their children's college experience.

This "Voice of the Parents" session will be held May 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 215 Sunnyside Boulevard in Plainview. The session is part of the University's "Voice of the Customer" initiative, designed to find out how well the institution is delivering a quality academic and campus experience.

"Guaranteeing a quality undergraduate experience is a top priority for UAlbany," said Hall. "The best people to tell us how we're doing are our students and their parents."

Since becoming UAlbany's 17th president on February 1, President Hall has set undergraduate education, academic success, community involvement, and fundraising for scholarships as primary goals for the University.

The forum will be moderated by WNYT-News Channel 13 (Albany) anchor Kelly Lynch.


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