On April 6, 2014, I was elected to be the President of the Student Assembly for the State University of New York (SUNYSA) and I will be a voting member of the SUNY Board of Trustees. The State University of New York (SUNY) is the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the United States with a total enrollment of 465,000 students plus 1.1 million adult education students spanning 64 campuses across the state.
SUNYSA is the official organization by which SUNY students can participate in University-wide governance. We provide a forum for consultation and the exchange of information between students, the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees. We advocate for our 465,000 students regarding issues such as: tuition,military and veterans issues, Education Opportunity Program (EOP-http://www.suny.edu/attend/academics/eop/), Child Care Services, edTPA, textbook affordability seamless transfer, Blood Donor Equality, support for Open SUNY, Contingent Faculty Pay Equity,just to name a few. For more information, please visit: http://system.suny.edu/university-life/student-assembly/ and http://www.studentassembly.org/.
I know that the Executive Board and myself are ready to start the year which starts this Friday! We will be hosting Transitional which is a three day event in which all of the new and returning Representatives, appointed Directors, Executive Board, and Advisors can come together to plan our goals, network with newly elected members, and to formally elect the Directors. Additionally, the Representatives will receive your campus assignments. There are 16 Representatives for our 64 campuses, 12 Directors, and 4 Executive Board Members.
I will be blogging about my experiences as the SUNYSA President throughout the year. Please feel free to ask questions and I will do my best to provide the answers and/or find the answers for you! I am excited to get started this weekend as our 2014-2015 term of office officially starts on the 1st of June!! We have a great Executive Committee and I know that we will be hitting the ground running with the goals created this weekend.
Please stay tuned for more information about SUNYSA, updates, pictures, etc. Thank you for checking out my blog and enjoy the rest of the long weekend!!
To our all of our active duty military and veterans and your families, thank you for your service and sacrifice!!