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College Council

The Buffalo State College Council

The College Council is responsible for the "operations and affairs" of Buffalo State. It is composed of ten members—nine appointees of the Governor of New York, and one elected student representative. Appointees serve seven-year terms, and student representatives are elected for one-year terms.

The College Council meets at least four times annually, and the chair, or any five members by petition, may at any time call a special meeting of the council. The agenda for such meetings will be available three days prior to the meetings and will be considered public records. Five members attending will constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and the act of a majority of the members present at any meeting is the act of the council.

Members


Howard A. Zemsky, Chair


James Brandys, '71, '73


Todd Brason, '85


Melissa Brinson


Gary Brost


Linda Dobmeier, '71


Mylous Hairston, '86


Charles J. Naughton, '85


Robert M. Zak


Muhammed S. Sumbundu, '13
Student Representative

 

Standing Committees

Facilities Committee

The Facilities Committee advises and helps to guide the strategic capital program. It keeps the full council current on issues related to institution's capital program and supports the college in its pursuit of individual capital projects. The committee meets at least twice during the academic year to review and assess the progress of capital activities and discrete project issues on an as-needed basis.

Members
Todd Brason
Melissa Brinson
Samuel J. Savarino
Howard Zemsky

Staff
Michael LeVine

Governmental Relations Committee

The Governmental Relations Committee actively advocates for the institution at the state and, if necessary, at the federal level. The committee meets in January to develop plans for advocacy and in May to assess actions needed to finalize legislation and on an as-needed basis. Members will visit with legislators as deemed appropriate.

Members
Gary Brost
Mylous Hairston '86
Charles Naughton, '85
Muhammed Sumbundu, '13

Staff
William Benfanti

Naming of Building and Grounds

This committee receives recommendations and petitions for naming of buildings and grounds at SUNY Buffalo State and evaluates those requests based upon the established guidelines. The committee makes recommendations to the College Council regarding each request for the naming of buildings and grounds. The committee will also periodically review the Guidelines for Naming of Building and Grounds at SUNY Buffalo State to ensure that they reflect "best practices" at major national institutions of higher education, as well as the advice and council of the campus president.

Members
Gary Brost
James Brandys, '71, '73
Linda Dobmeier, '71

Staff
Susanne Bair

Student Affairs Committee

The Student Affairs Committee regularly reviews non academic student-related issues and activities. The committee periodically assesses the quality of student life on campus to enable the College Council to prescribe for, and exercise supervision over, student housing and safety. The committee will also periodically make recommendations to the council related to its authority to make regulations governing the conduct and behavior of students. The committee will meet at as needed, normally three to four times a year.

Members
James Brandys, '71, '73, Chair
Mylous Hairston '86
Charles Naughton, '85
Muhammed Sumbundu, '13
      
Staff
Hal Payne

Judicial Appeals Board

The purpose of the Judicial Appeals Board is to determine which cases involving violations of the Code of Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities of Students will be granted appeals. The board will then review such cases and, where deemed appropriate, will vacate convictions in verdicts and/or reduce sanctions; will grant new hearings; or will uphold the decisions of the original hearing board. The board normally meets two to three times a year and as needed.

Members
James Brandys, '71, '73
Charles Naughton, '85

Staff
Hal Payne

Nominating Committee

The College Council Nominating Committee is responsible for identifying and recommending nominees to be considered for appointment to the College Council.

Members
Howard Zemsky, Chair
Ross B. Kenzie

Staff
Bonita R. Durand

College Council Meetings

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Unless noted otherwise, all meetings are held at 4:00 p.m. in Cleveland Hall 518.

Past Meetings

December 2, 2014
Agenda (PDF) | Podcast

October 7, 2014
AgendaPodcast

May 16, 2014
Burchfield Penney Art Center
Executive Board Room

Agenda / Podcast

April 8, 2014
Podcast

February 25, 2014
Podcast

December 3, 2013
Podcast

October 15, 2013
Podcast

April 17, 2013
Podcast

February 6, 2013 (previously scheduled for February 26)
Podcast

December 4, 2012
Podcast

October 16, 2012
Podcast

April 10, 2012
Podcast

February 28, 2012
Podcast

December 6, 2011
Agenda / Podcast

October 4, 2011
Agenda / Podcast

September 20, 2011
Agenda / Podcast

May 17, 2011
Agenda / Minutes / Podcast

April 19, 2011
Agenda / Minutes / Podcast

March 15, 2011
Agenda / Minutes / Podcast

February 1, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.
(Meeting canceled due to inclement weather)

December 14, 2010
(Meeting canceled due to inclement weather)

September 14, 2010
Podcast / Minutes

April 27, 2010
Agenda / Minutes / Video

March 16, 2010
Agenda / Minutes / Video

December 1, 2009
Minutes / Video

October 6, 2009
Agenda / Minutes / Video

April 28, 2009
Agenda / Minutes

March 10, 2009
Agenda / Minutes

December 2, 2008
Minutes / Video

October 14, 2008
Agenda / Minutes / Video

April 29, 2008
Minutes / Video

March 18, 2008
Minutes

Video of past College Council meetings

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