Purpose

Senator Velmanette Montgomery is convening a Youth Summit with special guest, the Hon. H. Carl McCall, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, State University of New York (SUNY) on May 3, 2012 at Pfizer Auditorium, 5 MetroTech Center, in downtown Brooklyn.

"Many high school students in my District think that higher education isn't for them, or is unaffordable," said Senator Montgomery. "Our children and the guidance counselors in our schools need to know the depth and variety offered to them , and the economic resources that are available through our wonderful SUNY system."

The Youth Summit will allow students to ask questions directly of Chairman H. Carl McCall and other SUNY officials, as well as members of the State Regents and recent SUNY alumni. 

Along with Senator Montgomery and Chairman McCall, guests will include Rear Admiral Wendy Carpenter, USN (Ret.), President of SUNY Maritime College; Cheryl D. Hamilton, Assistant Provost & Director, EOP Program at Stony Brook University; Alonzo L. McCollum, Director of Educational Opportunities Program at SUNY College of Old Westbury; Regent Kathleen M. Cashin; and Regent Lester W. Young, Jr. 

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Senator Montgomery's District Office at (718) 643-6140.