For the first time in recorded history, or at least since SUNY Empire State College was founded in 1971, the college hosted a meeting of the Student Assembly of the State University of New York. Genesee Valley Center student Lori Mould represented the college’s more than 20,000 students.
The statewide SUNY institution, Empire State College primarily educates adults who are very often raising families and working as they study part time to complete their master’s, bachelor’s or associate degree face to face at more than 35 locations across the state, online everywhere, or through a blend of both.
The Student Assembly Executive Committee day-long meeting, led by Student Assembly President and SUNY Trustee Tremayne Price, a graduate student at the University at Albany, was held Saturday, Sept. 14 at the college’s coordinating center in Saratoga Springs. Events opened with a team-building session run by Drayvon Carmichael, Student Assembly director of campus relations and Westchester Community College student representative.
The program also featured an academic update by SUNY Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor Elizabeth L. Bringsjord, followed by an extensive question and answer session.
However, the majority of the time and work of the meeting was devoted to standing committees, where the Student Assembly conducted its substantial business.
The event concluded with consideration and passage of various resolutions including those expressing gratitude and appreciation to Empire State College and Pat Myers, the college’s director of collegewide student services.
Images from the meeting are available on the college’s Facebook page.