ABOUT PRESIDENT COHEN
Marc J. Cohen was elected President of the Student Assembly in April 2016 and reelected unanimously to a second term in April 2017. In addition to his role as President, Cohen serves as a Trustee of the State University of New York, a Trustee of the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, and a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.
He first served the SUNY Student Assembly as an Undergraduate Representative before serving as Senior Director of External Relations for one year. Before becoming President, Cohen served as Chief of Staff, advising the President on all organizational matters, overseeing the Executive Cabinet, and acting as the President’s liaison to various external organizations.
As an undergraduate, he served the Student Association as a Senator, Legislative Director, Chief of Staff, Vice President, and finally Counselor to the President. He served on numerous governing and advisory bodies at the University at Albany, including the University Council, the University Auxiliary Services Board of Directors, University Senate, Purple and Gold Ambassadors, and the Rockefeller College Dean’s Leadership Council.
He has worked in the offices of Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and her predecessor Robert Duffy, and previously served as National Deputy Director of Development and Adviser to the President of the College Democrats of America. Cohen grew up in Amherst, NY, a suburb of Buffalo, and graduated summa cum laude from the University at Albany with a BA in Political Science. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration from the University at Albany