Joint Legislative Public Hearing on
2017-2018 Executive Budget Proposal
Higher Education
January 24, 2017
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


Nancy L. Zimpher
Chancellor, State University of New York

James Milliken
Chancellor, City University of New York

MaryEllen Elia
Commissioner, New York State Education Department

Elsa Magee
Executive Vice President, New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

Andrew Pallotta
NYSUT, NYSUT Executive Vice President

Frederick Kowal
President, United University Professions

Barbara Bowen
President, Professional Staff Congress

Mary Beth Labate
President, Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities – CICU

Alex Bornemiza
Director of NYPIRG

Donna Gurnett
President & CEO, Association of Proprietary Colleges

Jessica Maxwell
Director, Childrens Aid Society

Gregg Beratan
Policy Analyst, Center for Disability Rights

Chika Onyejiukwa
Chairperson, CUNY Student Senate

Hercules E. Reid
Vice Chair Legislative Affairs

Kevin Stump
Northeast Director, Young Invincibles

Hubert Keen
President, Nassau Community College

Written Testimony
Marc J. Cohen
President, The State University of New York Student Assembly

Jona Kerluku
Student, Lehman College, CUNY - Vice Chair for Fiscal Affairs

Dr. Edward Schneier
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Columbia-Greene Community College

Bassam M. Deeb, Ph. D
President, Trocaire College

Clara Haskell Botstein
Associate Vice President for Early College, Bard College

Samuel Rowser
Executive Director, On Point for College