New York (State). Temporary Commission on the Need for a State University

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This commission was created by the Legislature under the Laws of 1946, Chapter 353. The governor and the legislature each appointed half of its 30 members. Its mission was to examine higher education throughout New York State and to make recommendations for future needs.

The commission met eight times between August 23, 1946 and January 12, 1948. In its final report the commission recommended a great expansion of higher educational facilities within the state, including the establishment of a State University system, establishing two medical centers and a school of veterinary medicine, extending state aid to existing private medical schools, and expanding teacher training, the number of community colleges, and student scholarship programs. It also recommended initiating counseling programs within higher education and preparing for graduate programs' growth as needs for specific programs arose.

From the description of Temporary Commission on the Need for a State University Agency History Record. (New York State Archives). WorldCat record id: 81359542

This commission was created by the Legislature under the Laws of 1946, Chapter 353. The governor and the legislature each appointed half of its 30 members. Its mission was to examine higher education throughout New York State and to make recommendations for future needs.

The commission met eight times between August 23, 1946 and January 12, 1948. In its final report the commission recommended a great expansion of higher educational facilities within the state, including the establishment of a State University system, establishing two medical centers and a school of veterinary medicine, extending state aid to existing private medical schools, and expanding teacher training, the number of community colleges, and student scholarship programs. It also recommended initiating counseling programs within higher education and preparing for graduate programs' growth as needs for specific programs arose.

From the New York State Archives, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY. Agency record NYSV91-A6

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associatedWith State University of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Whipple, George Hoyt, 1878- person
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New York (State)
New York (State)
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Higher education and state
Education and state
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Education

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