Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Higher Education
January 28, 2019
11:00 AM
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


Kristina M. Johnson
Chancellor, State University of New York

Vita C. Rabinowitz
Interim Chancellor, City University of New York

MaryEllen Elia
Commissioner, New York State Education Department

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

Carolyn Fast
Special Counsel, NYS Office of the Attorney General

Andrew Pallotta
NYSUT President, NYSUT

Frederick Kowal
President, United University Professions

Barbara Bowen
President, Professional Staff Congress

Smitha Varghese
Chairperson Board of Directors, New York Public Interest Research Group – NYPIRG

Greshawna Clement
Vice Chair for International Affairs, CUNY University Student Senate

Alex George
Chief of Staff, SUNY Student Assembly

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

Donna Stelling-Gurnett
President, Association of Proprietary Colleges

Ramond Curtis
State Policy Manager, Veterans Education Success

Johnson M. Tyler
Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Services NYC

Joseph Berkman Breen
Legal Fellow, New York Legal Assistance Group

Michael Hatten
Chairman/CEO, New York Automotive & Diesel Inst. The College of Transportation Technology

Terence M. Zaleski
Executive Director/Counsel, Coalition of NYS Career Schools

Lisa Stifler
Deputy Director of State Policy, Center for Responsible Living

Yan Cao
Fellow, The Century Foundation

Yan Cao/Zach Hastie
Firefighter/Former Student

The Century Foundation

Jonathan Teyan
Chief Operating Officer, NYSADC, New York State Academic Dental Centers

Written Testimony
Michael Molina
President, APACS, Association of Program Administrators of CSTEP and STEP, Inc.

Edris Lopez
Student, “For Profit College Accountability Act”

Danielle Adorno
Student # 1, “For Profit College Accountability Act“

Johnathan Adorno
Student # 2, “For Profit College Accountability Act”

Eileen Connor
Director of Litigation, Project on Predatory Student Lending LSC, Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School

Pamela Lanich
Attorney, Western New York Law Center, Inc.