It is hard to believe that we are nearly at the half way point in July and only a couple of weeks from our first official SUNYSA Executive Committee (EC) Meeting, UAlbany is be hosting us for the first meeting.Thank you to everyone at UAlbany!!
The EC will have a great opportunity during our first ever SUNYSA Day at SUNY System Administration on Friday, August 1, 2014. The SUNYSA Day is meant to give all of us face time with top SUNY staff who will be providing us with up-to-date information on the SUNY wide initiatives and issues that concern our students.
I am pretty excited about the new format of our monthly EC meetings. We are breaking new ground with the Friday evening Town Hall Meeting in which any students from a campus within a 50ish mile radius of the host campus are invited to attend to discuss any ideas, issues, and/or concerns with the EC. The meeting is also open to any alumni, faculty, and staff as we try this avenue to help us to better advocate for our #SUNY students!
This forum will help us to have a better understanding of the needs which will be addressed internally, with the proper SUNY staff, and/or as we move to formulate the 2014-2015 Legislative Agenda.
Another amazing aspect of the new format is to have the host campus establish a community service project for the EC, students, alumni, etc. to be engaged in while we are visiting their campus. This project could be anything from donating non-perishable food items, gently-used children’s books or winter clothing to a hands on project on Sunday morning before we all head back home. Giving a hand up can truly change your life!!
Here is the list of our upcoming EC meetings and the Fall Conference location and dates:
2014-2015 Meeting Dates
August 1, 2014 (SUNY System Administration/University at Albany)
September 19, 2014 (Potsdam)
October 17, 2014 [Fall Conference] (RIT Inn & Convention Center, Rochester)
November 7, 2014 (Oswego)
January (Stony Brook)
February (University of Buffalo Undergrad/Grad)
April [Spring Conference] (TBA)
We are looking forward to all of campuses getting involved with the EC. We are #SUNYStrong!