ABOUT PRESIDENT COHEN
Marc Cohen was elected President of the Student Assembly in April 2016 and took office as President and Trustee on June 1, 2016. In April of 2017 he was elected for a second term to end May 31, 2018. He recently graduated summa cum laude from the University at Albany with a BA in Political Science, and is pursuing a Master of Public Administration from Rockefeller College. In addition to his service on the SUNY Board, Marc is a Trustee of the state’s Higher Education Services Corporation and an ex-officio member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.
Marc previously served the Student Assembly as Chief of Staff to President Thomas Mastro, acting as his principal advisor on internal and external affairs. He also held responsibility for overseeing the Cabinet and serving as a liaison to various external organizations on behalf of the President.
Marc was first involved with the Student Assembly as a Representative of undergraduate students at Doctoral Granting Institutions throughout the SUNY system, before spending one year as Senior Director of External Relations and then being appointed Chief of Staff. At the University at Albany, Marc served the Student Association for each of his four undergraduate years, as a Senator, Director of Legislative Affairs, and Chief of Staff before being elected Vice President for his junior year. In his final year Marc served as Counselor to the President and as the student representative on the University Council.
Marc has been involved with numerous governing organizations, including holding board and committee seats on the University Auxiliary Services Board of Directors, University Senate, Purple and Gold Ambassadors, and the Rockefeller College Dean’s Leadership Council. Marc is a former intern of both Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and former Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy, and previously served the College Democrats of America as the National Deputy Director of Development and Advisor to the President.
Marc grew up in Amherst, NY, a suburb of Buffalo. He graduated in 2012 from Williamsville East High School.