NYS labor commissioner to lead roundtable discussion on Excelsior Scholarship


May 15, 2017

New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon will lead a discussion on the Excelsior Scholarship, its benefits for current and future students and how it can connect students to jobs after graduation.

The Roundtable Discussion will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, in the Sheldon Hall ballroom at SUNY Oswego, 301 Washington Blvd.

New York’s tuition-free degree program, the Excelsior Scholarship, is the first of its kind in the nation. Once fully implemented, the scholarship will make college possible for hundreds of thousands of students across the state and help to alleviate the burden of student debt.

"The Excelsior Scholarship presents a tremendous opportunity for both 2- and 4-year students and I thank President Stanley and SUNY Oswego for hosting us," Reardon said. "I’m thrilled to be able to spread the word about this important program, but I’m also excited to hear from students, parents and educators.  Listening is an important part of this process and I invite anyone who has questions or comments about the program to join me for a productive conversation."

Joining Commissioner Reardon at the May 22 roundtable will be SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley; Dan Griffin, SUNY Oswego director of admissions; Mark Humbert, SUNY Oswego director of financial aid; Oswego County School District Superintendent Dean Goewey; and representatives from CiTi Boces.

Free parking is included in lots E-15 and C-15 on Washington Boulevard directly across from Sheldon Hall. High school students and their families, high school guidance counselors and administrators are encouraged to attend.

Attendees are asked to RSVP with name/title and class year/organization by May 21 to Joe.McNearney@labor.ny.gov or 718-613-3994.