New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy to Deliver Commencement Address at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
ALBANY, N.Y. – May 2, 2011 – James J. Gozzo, Ph.D., President of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, announced today that New York State Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy will be the College’s 2011 commencement speaker. This year’s graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 2:00 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.
“As a New York State college and one whose main campus is in Albany, it is a great honor to have Lieutenant Governor Duffy serve as this year’s commencement speaker,” said Dr. Gozzo. “It is especially appropriate to have the Lieutentant Governor address our students and their families as many of our graduates typically choose to stay in New York to pursue employment or graduate studies.”
Lt. Governor Duffy and Governor Andrew Cuomo were elected to their respective positions in November 2010. Lt. Governor Duffy had previously served for four years as mayor of Rochester, New York. During his time as mayor, he oversaw the successful completion of several substantial economic development projects, both in the downtown area and along the city’s commercial corridors. Other key initiatives led by the Lt. Governor included the formation of the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development and the facilitation of greater government transparency and accountability through the creation of the Office of Public Integrity.
Lt. Governor Duffy completed his higher education entirely in New York State, graduating from Monroe Community College and Rochester Institute of Technology before obtaining his Master’s degree from Syracuse University.
About Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, independent institution committed to the advancement of health. The College possesses all of the qualities for an outstanding education, including diverse academic programs, modern facilities, and distinguished faculty. In addition to its doctor of pharmacy program, ACPHS offers three bachelor’s programs and six graduate programs in the health sciences. The College’s main campus is located in Albany, New York; its satellite campus is in Colchester, Vermont.