Government Relations Committee


Nicole Ramos (Term 2020-2023) 
College Advisor
NYU College Advising Corps

Emily Task (Term 2019-2022)alt
Career Readiness Manager
New Visions for Public Schools

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Committee Members

Joanna "JB" Broda, School of the Holy Child

Alex El Helou, SUNY Maritime

Maria Franqui, Urban Assembly

Nicola Fennel, StreetSquash

Chelsie Headley, College Bound Initiative

Danielle Insel, Urban Assembly

Nadira Ramdhani, School Counselor

Nicole Ramos, NYU College Advising Corps

Estrella Redondo, Marymount Manhattan College

Danielle Robinson, SUNY Maritime

Costas Solomou, SUNY Geneseo

Francis Tejada, Bottom Line

Justin Toran-Burrel, BridgeUp at Cardinal Hayes High School

LaKisha Williams, Goddard Riverside #DegreesNYC

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The charge of the Government Relations Committee is to support NYSACAC in promoting access and equity in post-secondary education through participation in legislative activities. Members must be knowledgeable and current regarding such issues and must educate the organization as well as communicate the importance of being proactive in this arena.

Responsibilities of the Chair/Co-Chairs

  • Recruit committee members at the annual spring conference.
  • Plan and Coordinate the Legislative Advocacy Day Program.
  • Coordinate and organize the Legislative Session at the NYSACAC annual spring conference.
  • Submit reports to the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Access.
  • Attend August and December Executive Board meetings, and others if possible. Submit a report to the VP for Diversity, Equity, and Access prior to the meeting.
  • Submit articles regarding the Legislative Forum for the December and March issues of the newsletter, and other issues as necessary.
  • Maintain portion of the NYSACAC website focusing on legislative issues.

Responsibilities of Committee Members

  • Attend meetings, and participate in conference calls and discussion groups.
  • Attend the NYSACAC Legislative Advocacy Day in Albany.
  • Complete projects as assigned.
  • Take an active role in promoting the committee at the annual spring conference.
  • Represent NYSACAC's legislative agenda in public forums.