Our Region’s Trailblazer

 President Rodríguez's profile in 'American Way.' (Illustration by Paddy Mills)

ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 11, 2017) – UAlbany President Havidán Rodríguez will be in the spotlight for millions of American Airline passengers this holiday season.

The December 2017 issue of American Way – the most read inflight magazine in the world – includes a 17-page feature dedicated to the Upstate New York region. The feature, an all encompassing focus on Upstate’s global economic impact, business diversity and innovation, includes UAlbany's growth and its addition of two new colleges: the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity.

'American Way' Upstate New York Spotlight Cover.

Upstate New York Spotlight in 'American Way' magazine.

President Rodríguez is one of three Upstate New York leaders who are profiled as “trailblazers” in the region – each explaining to the magazine’s readers how their organization is thinking about the challenges of tomorrow.

The magazine notes UAlbany is in the midst of its largest academic expansion in 50 years.

“Institutions of higher education have to play a key role in really understanding the issues that impact our societies at large,” Rodríguez said. “Whether it be politics or economic development, or climate and environmental impacts, we have to provide critical training and education that focuses on these issues.”

American Way is available cabin-wide across the entire American Airlines fleet. The airline serves 193 million passengers daily and 6,700 flights per day across the globe. The magazine’s reach is estimated at 16 million passengers per issue.

Other “trailblazers” in the region included Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson and Delaware North Chairman Jeremy M. Jacobs.

View American Way’s December 2017 issue here. President Rodríguez’s profile is on page 119. 

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