President Keizs Honored in Albany During Caucus Weekend
The award was presented to President Keizs by New York State Senator Leroy Comrie during the annual Caucus weekend, which takes place in the state capitol over Presidents' Weekend. Present at the ceremony were numerous other elected leaders including Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins as well as members of the CUNY Board of Trustees. The capacity crowd also included York College students, staff, alumni, and community friends.
The Barbara Clark Award is presented to an individual "who vigorously advocates for the needs of children and families in the areas of education reform, comprehensive day care, and/or dynamic community development...." Assembly Member Barbara Clark represented the 33rd AD in Queens County, serving from 1986 until her death in 2016.
The York College delegation was in Albany primarily to advocate for the college's needs, most notably, for capital funding for the proposed Academic Village and Conference Center.