State University of New York (SUNY): SUNY was established by act of the 1948 Legislature as a corporate entity in the State Education Department under the Board of Regents. Today SUNY is a statewide system of 64 campuses with four university centers, 13 university colleges, four centers of the health sciences, six colleges of technology, four specialized colleges, 30 community colleges, and five statutory colleges on the campuses of private universities.
SUNY Board of Trustees: The governing body of SUNY, the Board of Trustees directly determines policies to be followed by the 34 state-supported campuses. The 30 community colleges have their own local boards of trustees whose relationships to the State University Board are defined by law.
Policies of the Board of Trustees (April 2017): The basic document elaborating the organization and governance of SUNY and its guidelines for the policies and procedures (Policies). All SUNY faculty and staff are subject to upholding the Policies. Human Resource Management provides notice regarding the Polices to all new employees at the time of employment.
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