Message from President Robert J. Jones

Since becoming President of the University at Albany in January, I have extensively toured the greater Capital Region and spoken with educators, public officials, business and community leaders, and citizens about the great assets that our communities have to offer.  Frequently, people have expressed interest in knowing more about UAlbany.  This new quarterly e-newsletter is one way to help you access information about our resources and partnerships.

At UAlbany, engagement with our communities is a core value, one that is part of my DNA.  I was raised in the public higher education system - as a student, professor, and administrator.  I know firsthand the tremendous impact public universities can have in helping to improve lives.  I came to UAlbany in part because I am excited about the engaged work this University is already doing and the potential for us to do even more.

There are literally hundreds of ways UAlbany is partnering to address the critical challenges facing our region and world.  But now it is time to take UAlbany to the next level, to build on and add to our strong relationships in the diverse communities we serve, whether local or global.

As part of this effort, our new e-newsletter will not only help us regularly communicate with you but we hope it will also foster greater dialogue about how we can combine our strengths and knowledge through truly reciprocal partnerships.

As you learn more about UAlbany, we welcome your ideas about community needs and how we can best work together to increase our impact.  I also want to extend my personal invitation to you to take advantage of the many campus events and activities available to the public. 

For more information about UAlbany's engagement and outreach efforts, please visit  To share your ideas about possible partnership opportunities, please email us at