State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher hosted the first in a series of regional discussions, at SUNY Cortland recently.

Zimpher highlighted successful shared services initiatives at work across the university system’s 64 campuses, giving campuses a forum to share best practices and explore new opportunities.

Since launching its shared services initiative in August 2011, SUNY campuses have partnered to generate a net savings of more than $20 million, which are being reinvested in expanding academic and student services such as increasing course offerings, hiring more full-time faculty, and supporting on-time degree completion.