SUNY News Release: Chancellor Malatras Announces EOP Student Ambassador Program to Help More Students from All Backgrounds Succeed in College
SUNY News Release
July 29, 2021
20 Current EOP Students Will Be Selected as Ambassadors to Mentor and Create a Student Network of Other EOP Students Across the SUNY System, Advise SUNY Chancellor on Strengthening Program from the Student Perspective, and Help Bring More Students into EOP
The EOP Student Ambassadors will Receive a $5,000 Stipend
Albany, NY — State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras today announced a new Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Student Ambassador program at SUNY that will designate 20 EOP student ambassadors to mentor other students, create a student EOP support network of EOP students across the SUNY System, advise the Chancellor on strengthening the program, and help recruit more students into EOP.
The program was first proposed by Giovanni Harvey, student leader at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and an EOP student, as a way to build on the success of EOP by strengthening peer mentorship and networking for students from historically excluded and underserved backgrounds. It continues the Chancellor’s commitment to bringing student perspectives into the decision-making process at SUNY to ensure students’ needs are being addressed in ways that work for them.