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SUNY Voices Presidents Summit 2018

Posted by on July 10, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Presidents Summit June 7th-8th, 2018 Albany, NY Student Government Presidents started off their term strong as they came together for the SUNY Voices Presidents Summit. Student leaders from across SUNY’s 64 campuses spent the weekend in Albany discussing topics that greatly impact the 600,000 students that SUNY represents. Students had the privilege of hearing SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, UFS President Gwen Kay, and FCCC President Nina Tamrowski speak on shared governance.         The SUNY Student Impact Diversity,...

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Remarks from President Braun at the Spectrum Conference

Posted by on June 19, 2018 in Current, News | Comments Off on Remarks from President Braun at the Spectrum Conference

It has been an absolute privilege to spend the day hearing so many impactful stories- and learning more about a community I care deeply about. This conference has opened my eyes in so many ways, and has shown me how I can be a better ally to the LGBTQ+ members of the SUNY family and throughout our world. As a straight white male, I am not constantly confronted with many of the obstacles so many of you face. I appreciate everyone here taking the opportunity to educate me- and others who identify as I do- so that we can be thoughtful advocates...

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Open Position: Graduate Representative, Doctoral-Granting Institution

Posted by on April 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

The Student Assembly is seeking applicants for a Graduate Representative, Doctoral-Granting Institutions.   The Graduate Representative is required to attend all Executive Committee meetings and the bi-annual conferences. In addition, The Graduate Representative must keep consistent contact with their assigned campuses, serve on at least one committee and participate in conference calls with other State-Operated Campuses representatives. The Graduate Representative must also submit a report of their work each month. The duties, spelled...

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Cabinet Application Request Form

Posted by on April 17, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Please fill out the request form below if you are interested in being the first to receive the Cabinet application for the Student Assembly of the State University of New York when it is released on April 24, 2018.   Cabinet Application Request Form   If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chief of Staff Ostro at...

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Open Positions: Director of Communications, Director of Legislative Affairs

Posted by on January 31, 2018 in Archive, News | 0 comments

The SUNY Student Assembly is looking to fill two vacancies in the Executive Cabinet. The Director of Communications serves as the chief public relations officer for the Student Assembly. The Director oversees the communications department and is responsible for media relations, managing social media accounts, and maintaining the Student Assembly’s website. Applicants should have strong writing skills and a reasonable understanding of issues relating to higher education policy.The Director of Legislative Affairs is the chief government...

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Testimony to the Joint Legislative Public Hearing on the FY19 Budget

Posted by on January 23, 2018 in News | 0 comments

The following remarks were delivered by Marc J. Cohen, Student Assembly President and SUNY Trustee, to members of the New York State Assembly Committees on Ways and Means and Higher Education and the New York State Senate Committees on Finance and Higher Education at the January 23, 2018 Joint Legislative Public Hearing on Higher Education. On behalf of the SUNY Student Assembly, and SUNY’s 1.3 million students, I would like to thank Chairpersons Weinstein and Young and the entire Assembly Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees for...

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SA President Marc J. Cohen Applauds Chancellor’s State of the University System Address

Posted by on January 22, 2018 in News | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 22, 2018 Contact: Arthur Ramsay (, 631-972-5097) “SUNY students applaud the vision outlined for our system by Chancellor Kristina Johnson in her first State of the University System address. In just her first few months in office, Chancellor Johnson has consistently and passionately engaged students in issues affecting the SUNY community. We appreciate how that engagement has influenced the Chancellor’s vision for SUNY. The Student Assembly supports Chancellor Johnson’s call for doubling...

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Statement on the FY2019 Executive Budget Proposal

Posted by on January 17, 2018 in News | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 16, 2018 Contact: Arthur Ramsay (, 631-972-5097) “Investing in public higher education in New York is an investment in the future of our great state. While we understand the financial burden placed on the state by the recent revisions to the federal tax code and spending cuts in Washington, New York’s budget should not be balanced on the backs of the 1.1 million students enrolled in SUNY and CUNY institutions. “The 600,000 students of the State University of New York are...

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SUNY Student Assembly President Marc J. Cohen’s Statement on the 2018 State of the State Address

Posted by on January 3, 2018 in News | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 3, 2018 Contact: Arthur Ramsay (, 631-972-5097)   The Governor’s State of the State addressed critical issues facing the students of the State University of New York ranging from food insecurity and environmental sustainability to affordability and sexual assault prevention. This past month the Governor announced a new initiative to tackle food insecurity on college campuses. We appreciate the Governor using his platform to draw attention to this important yet under-discussed...

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Statement from the SUNY Student Assembly on Governor Cuomo’s Veto of S.1596A

Posted by on December 19, 2017 in News | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 19, 2017 Contact: Arthur Ramsay (, 631-972-5097) The SUNY Student Assembly is deeply disappointed by Governor Cuomo’s decision to veto bill S.1596A which calls for a true Maintenance of Effort. The legislation, which passed both houses of the legislature overwhelmingly this past spring, called on the state to shoulder more of the responsibility for mandatory cost increases in SUNY and CUNY. Without this commitment from the state, these increased costs will be borne by already...

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