SUNY Empire State College EPP Press Conference
From Kevin Bane
On Friday, September 17, Officer in Charge Nathan Gonyea, Acting Provost Tai Arnold, and College Sr. Director of Enrichment and Opportunity Programs Dana Brown celebrated the kickoff of the Empire Promise Program with a press conference announcing the initiative at 2 Union Avenue. The Empire Promise Program is an academic-support system designed to provide enhanced academic supports to students who show promise, but may have experienced barriers to education in the past. The Empire Promise Program will join the Empire State Opportunity Program (ESOP) and the SUNY Educational Opportunity Program as the third opportunity program the college has unveiled within the past year. Dana Brown was also joined by recent graduate and current School for Graduate Studies student Lydia Smith ’21 via Zoom to celebrate the initiative.