Eyes on the Future

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 26, 2017) — President Havidán Rodríguez talked about UAlbany’s future Monday with Rex Smith, editor-in-chief of the Times Union, during the inaugural Times Union Leadership Luncheon series, a monthly discussion with community leaders about issues affecting the Capital Region.

Rodríguez, who began his tenure as 20th president earlier this month, said he wants to strengthen the University’s relationships with the community, and increase research opportunities and access to higher education.

“We do not want income to be an impediment to higher education," he said. "Having a college degree has a significant impact on social mobility and earnings."

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