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SUNY Downstate Council

Established by Section 356 of the New York State Education Law, the SUNY Council of Downstate Medical Center consists of ten members – nine appointed by the Governor for seven-year terms (to serve without compensation), the tenth elected by and from Downstate's students for a one-year term. At Downstate, to expand student representation, a second, nonvoting, student is also elected annually. Also invited to attend is a representative of the College of Medicine Alumni Association and the Faculty.

The President and senior leadership of Downstate are the primary respondents to address the Council with regard to matters within its purview.

As provided in law and by SUNY Board of Trustees policies, Downstate's SUNY Council, among other duties, reviews all major plans of the College, its budgets, administration of physical plant and grounds, rules governing student behavior and conduct, naming of buildings and grounds, and recommends candidates for appointment as President of the College. Regular Meetings of the Council occur quarterly in accordance with the State Education Law.

Association of Council Members and Council Trustees of the State University of New York

ACT Handbook:
http://www.suny.edu/act/ACTHandbook.pdf

 

Downstate SUNY Council Members:

  • Dr. Monica Sweeney, Chair
  • Dr. Phillip Abramowitz
  • Johnson Ho, Student Member
  • Reverend Elgin Watkins

Ex Officio:

  • Dr. Constance Shames
  • Mark Denesha (Student Member)
  • Michael Connors, Esq.
  • Dr. Garry Sklar
  • Dr. Marian Zavala


2014-2015 Meeting Schedule:

All meeting times: 10 AM to 11:30 am


2013-2014 Meeting Schedule:

All meeting times: 9:00 am - 10:30 am



2012-2013 Meetings:

2012-2013 Council Meeting Minutes



Video Links:

Link to July 15, 2013 SUNY Council Meeting:

http://mediasite.suny.edu/mediasite/Viewer/?peid=be66d4100e464a44a08dc7682d32c2831d

Downstate Council Plan Presentation (PDF) »


Link to May 20, 2013 Town Hall Meeting:

http://mediasite.suny.edu/mediasite/Viewer/?peid=2259776b8a0046e5aab7d3fb2fe551311d


Link to May 20, 2013 SUNY Council Meeting, 3:15 pm:

http://mediasite.suny.edu/mediasite/Viewer/?peid=32925106fe974ea4ad1678ccce58fdfd1d