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SUNY Plattsburgh Graduate Student Sworn in as SUNY Trustee

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ As part of her new responsibilities as president of the SUNY-wide Student Assembly, Alyssa Amyotte was sworn in today (Friday, Aug. 18) as the student trustee of the State University of New York Board of Trustees, the governing body of the 64-campus state university system.

Alyssa Amyotte is sworn in as SUNY trustee by Michael Morgan "I'm looking forward to the opportunity to represent all students of SUNY including Plattsburgh," said Amyotte. "The Student Assembly also has a lot of great projects for this year, and I'm looking forward to getting to work on those."

Amyotte, originally from Laconia, N.Y., is currently a graduate student at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh majoring in student affairs professional practice. Amyotte received her undergraduate degree in anthropology with minors in psychology and sociology from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2005. Her career goals include working in student affairs on a college campus.

She is an active member of the campus community, serving as a resident assistant and working in the Center for Service Learning and Volunteerism. Amyotte was also a past vice president of central affairs for Plattsburgh State's Student Association.


The SUNY Board of Trustees is the governing body of the State University of New York. It consists of 16 members, 15 of whom are appointed by the Governor, by and with consent of the New York State Senate.

The president of the Student Assembly serves as the student representative to the SUNY Board of Trustees. The SUNY Student Assembly is the state-wide student government of the SUNY system, and the formal liaison to New York State's SUNY Administration. The assembly provides a forum for consultation and exchange of information between State University students, the chancellor and the SUNY Board of Trustees. It is also a communications network for campus student government leaders.

Among its responsibilities, the SUNY Board of Trustees appoints the chancellor and presidents of each state-operated institution, grants all degrees, diplomas and certificates including honorary degrees, regulates the admission of students and tuition, fees and charges and all other matters pertaining to the operation and administration of state-operated campuses. 

The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating more than 414,000 students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses.

SUNY Plattsburgh was founded in 1889 as an institution of higher education to train teachers. It became an original member of the State University of New York system when the University was created in 1948. Today, Plattsburgh State is a four-year, coeducational college that offers more than 60 majors and a diversity of special programs and services.

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