Dear friends, I am pleased to share with you the first annual report of the State University of New York College of Optometry and its affiliated foundation, the Optometric Center of New York. At this exciting time of change and renewal at the College, I want to offer you a broad understanding of where we are and how we are doing, along with a clear vision of where we’re going as a community. Even as we experienced progressive cuts in State funding during the 2008-2009 academic year, the College’s programs have nonetheless increased in vitality and expanded their contributions to the public health through education, research and patient care. The achievements of the past year have required focus, creativity and, most important, the shared commitment of the College family. With the adoption of A Shared Vision

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as our strategic plan during the fall of 2008, the College defined our vision for the future, affirmed our dedication to excellence and increased our commitment to outcomes assessment.

I am grateful for everyone’s support and look forward to building an even stronger SUNY College of Optometry in the years ahead.

– David A. Heath, O.D., Ed.M. President

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