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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to higher education|
|Feb 11, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S3696
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S3696 - Details
S3696 - Summary
Requires the state university of New York trustees to appoint a president for each state-operated institution in the state university.
S3696 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3696 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the state university of New York trustees to appoint a presi- dent for each state-operated institution in the state university PURPOSE: To ensure each SUNY institution has its own president. SUMMARY: Section 1 amends section 355 of the Education Law to clarify that one President shall be appointed for each state-operated institution in the state university and will not serve another institution concurrently. Section 2 provides for the immediate effectiveness of the act. JUSTIFICATION: Recent sharing of service plans at SUNY campuses have led the Chancellor and the board of trustees to consider sharing of presidents between state university institutions. It is believed that some smaller institutions are capable of being managed by a shared chief administrator. The measure is being touted as cost savings to the system. In reality, this step is short-sighted and will only serve to undermine the financial viability of the individual campuses forced to share a leader. The Chancellor's efforts to eliminate presidencies, essentially merging
S3696 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3696 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 11, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RITCHIE, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the state university of New York trustees to appoint a president for each state- operated institution in the state university THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph g of subdivision 2 of section 355 of the educa- tion law, as amended by chapter 552 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows: g. To appoint the [head] PRESIDENT of each state-operated institution in the state university upon the recommendation made to them by the council of such institution in accordance with the rules and standards established by the state university trustees; or if such recommendation is not made or does not comply with such rules and standards, then to make such appointment as is by them deemed necessary; to prescribe the functions, powers, and duties of the [head] PRESIDENT of each such institution; and to appoint or provide for the appointment of the members of the instructional and administrative staffs, and such other employees as may be necessary, at each state-operated institution upon the recommendation of the [head] PRESIDENT thereof and prescribe or provide for the prescription of their duties. ONE PRESIDENT SHALL BE APPOINTED FOR EACH STATE-OPERATED INSTITUTION IN THE STATE UNIVERSITY. NO INDIVIDUAL SHALL SERVE CONCURRENTLY AS PRESIDENT OF TWO OR MORE STATE-OPERATED INSTITUTIONS IN THE STATE UNIVERSITY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05681-01-3
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