Albany -- Donald Boyce, president of the Student Assembly of the State
University of New York, was sworn in today as the student Trustee of SUNY Board
of Trustees, the governing body of the state’s 64-campus public university
system. Trustee Boyce will co-chair the Board’s Student Life Committee and
serve as member of the Academic Standards and Executive Committees.
Trustee Boyce is a master's student at the University at Albany working toward a degree in Public
Administration, with a concentration in Financial Market Regulation. He has
earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with concentrations in
finance and management, from the University at Albany as well as an associate’s degree from Orange County Community
addition, Trustee Boyce was recently named a member of Governor Spitzer’s
Higher Education Commission, which is charged with identifying ways to improve
the quality of higher education offered in New York State.
Trustees Chairman Thomas F. Egan said, "The Student Trustee has a unique and
important role on the Board. We are pleased to welcome Trustee Don Boyce,
whose dedication to SUNY’s student population is both evident and honorable. We
also thank Trustee Alyssa Amyotte for her effective advocacy and service as the
Chancellor John R. Ryan said, “Trustee Boyce's peers have elected him to
represent them on the Board for very good reasons. Don has a great deal of
experience working with students, faculty and staff throughout SUNY and his
background will serve each of those groups as well as the Board of Trustees
very well for the next year."
Trustee Boyce said, "I am very grateful to have been
elected to serve as the spokesperson for the SUNY Student Body. The Student
Assembly has a full agenda for the upcoming year and I am looking forward to
working with Interim Chancellor Clark and the SUNY Board of Trustees in an
effort to see that agenda advanced."
Committed to student leadership, Trustee Boyce has served as
president of the Student Senate at Orange County Community College, comptroller and CFO of the Student Association at UAlbany,
and vice president of the Graduate Student Organization at UAlbany. Further,
he has served the Student Assembly in the past as both Treasurer and Director
of Academics. Trustee Boyce, originally from Wurtsboro, New
York, is a graduate
of Monticello High School, Chancellor Award for Academic Excellence winner and is an
Board of Trustees is the governing body of the State University of New York. It
consists of 16 members, 15 of whom are appointed by the Governor, by and with
consent of the New York State Senate. The President of the Student Assembly
serves, ex-officio, as the Student Trustee.
authorities of the Board of Trustees is the power to: appoint its own officers,
the chancellor, and System Administration senior staff; appoint the president
of each state-operated institution, and approve the appointment of statutory
and community college presidents by their respective boards; grant all degrees,
diplomas and certificates for the completion of studies at any state-operated
campus, including honorary degrees; regulate the admission of students, and
prescribe qualifications for their continued attendance; regulate tuition, fees
and charges, curricula and all other matters pertaining to the operation and
administration of each state-operated campus; and establish new campuses.
University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating more than 417,500
students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses.