Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Higher Education
February 4, 2021
9:30 a.m.


Dr. Jim Malatras # 1
Chancellor, State University of New York

Dr. Jim Malatra # 2 (Budget)
Chancellor, State University of New York

Felix V. Matos Rodriquez
Chancellor, City University of New York

Betty A. Rosa
Interim Commissioner, New York state Education Department

Dr. Guillermo Linares
President, New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

Dr. Barbara Bowen
President, Professional Staff Congress, CUNY

Andrew Pallotta
President, New York State United Teachers

Frederick E. Kowal, PH.D
President, United University Professions (UUP)

Juvanie Piquant
Chairperson, CUNY University Student Senate

Bradley Hershenson
President, State University of New York Student Assembly

Drew Bogner
Interim President, Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities

Donna Stelling-Gurnett
President, Association of Proprietary Colleges

Samuel Rowser
Executive Director, On Point for College

Diana E. Cruz
Education Policy Director, Hispanic Federation

Ryan Law
President, PBA of NYS, Director, University Police Officers

Lennnnyn A. Jacob
Secretary, CUNY-Coalition for Students with Disabilities (CCSD)

Shawn Denise Landry, LMSW
President Friends of Liberty, INC.

Michael A. Molina
President, APACS, Inc.

Ahmat Adam Djouma
Student, SUNY Albany

Jean Halloran
Policy Advisor, Center for Food Safety

Written Testimony
Caroline Rodriguez
Community Service Society of New York Director of the Education Debt Consumer Assistance Program (EDCAP)

CWA District One

Lawrence H. Mokhiber, MS, RPh

Shelby Burns
Student, Columbia University

Jennifer Hawks-Bland
CEO of New York BIO

William Gettman
CEO, Northern Rivers Family of Services

Rob Zentgraf
Chairperson of the New York Public Research Group’s (NYPIRG)

NYS Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health

Lauri Cole, LMSU
Executive Director, Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

Lev Ginsburg
Senior Director of Government Affairs, The Business Council

NPA, The Nurse Practioner Association of NYS

Melanie Kruvelis
Senior Manager of Policy and Advocacy at Young Invincibles (YI)

American Counseling Association of NY

Art # 1

Art # 2

Coalition of NYS Public Health

CUNY University Student Senate

NY Mental Health Counselor’s Association


NYS Education Department


Pathways Inc.

Cynthia Gee, PSYD, LMHC
Vice President, Children and Family Services