Higher Education – 2022 New York State Budget Public Hearing

Senators and Assemblymembers held a joint legislative budget hearing to discuss funding for higher education in the 2022 New York State Budget. Topics included higher education, student services, SUNY, CUNY, tuition, hate, bias, childcare, STEM and prison education. Senators empaneled included @senatorphilboyle, @NYSSenatorJeremyCooney, #JamesGaughran, @SenatorAndrewGounardes , #BradHoylman, #RobertJackson, @SenatorLizKrueger, #JohnLiu, @TomOMara, @SenatorSueSerino, and @SenatorStavisky.
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0:00 Welcome

4:39 State University of New York
Deborah Stanley, Interim Chancellor

2:09:18 City University of New York
Felix V. Matos Rodriguez, Chancellor

03:33:25 New York State Education Department
Betty A. Rosa, Commissioner

04:36:29 New York State Higher Education
Dr. Guillermo Linares, Services Corporation, President


05:16:18 Professional Staff Congress – CUNY
James Davis, President

05:20:47 United University Professions (UUP)
Dr. Frederick E. Kowal, President

05:24:44 New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)
Andrew Sako, President of the Faculty Federation of Erie Community College

05:27:56 University Police Officers
Christopher Lacosse, Director


05:58:50 Association of Proprietary Colleges
Donna Stelling Gurnett, President

06:01:54 Association for Program Administrators of CSTEP & STEP Programs
Michael Molina, President (APACS, Inc.)

06:06:17 Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU)
Lola W. Brabham, President

06:11:03 On Point for College
Samuel Rowser, Executive Director


06:36:58 New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)
Sadiya Hoque, Chairperson of the Board

06:40:17 Student Borrower Protection Center
Winston Berkman-Breen, Policy Counsel and Deputy Advocacy Director

06:43:33 New Yorkers for Responsible Lending
Carolina Rodriguez, Co-Chair, Student Loan Workgroup

06:47:05 Director Legal Assistance of Western New York
Anna Anderson, Supervising Attorney

06:50:13 SUNY Student Assembly
Bradley Hershenson, President

06:53:31 Hispanic Federation
Tydie Abreu, Policy Analyst

06:56:40 United Students Government at SUNY Buffalo State College
James Speaker, President


07:12:10 Bard Prison Initiative
Max Kenner, Executive Director

07:15:28 Fortune Society
Tawana Williams, MHS

07:18:42 College and Community Fellowship
Romarilyn Ralston, Executive Director

07:22:15 The Education Trust – New York
Dia N. Bryant, Executive Director

07:25:30 Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison
Sean Pica, Executive Director

07:28:49 Fostering Youth Success Alliance
Deidra Nesbeth


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