GVC Student Lori Mould Elected President of the SUNY Student Assemby; to Serve Year on Board of Trustees
By David Henahan, director of communications, Office of Communications and Government Relations
April 9, 2014
Empire State College student Lori Mould, 51, at left, at the Genesee Valley Center, has been elected president of the Student Assembly, SUNY’s student governing body.
“It’s heartwarming to know that others appreciate your work and that they are willing to recognize it,” said Mould, who earlier this month received her second Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.
The SUNY Student Assembly is the official student governing body for the 465,000 SUNY students across 64 campuses and engages with the SUNY Board of Trustees in the process of shared governance.
As president of the student assembly, Mould sits on the board as the student trustee. Mould’s term begins June 1 and ends May 31, 2015. She also served as acting vice president of the student assembly.
Mould is the first Empire State College student elected president, and was the first student elected to serve as a university college representative to the student assembly.
She graduates this spring with a B.A. in art, with a concentration in photojournalism and documentary production, and a GPA of 3.9.
Prior to enrolling at Empire State College, Mould earned two associate degrees from Genesee Community College, where, in 2008, she was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for students attending two-year colleges. In 2010, while still at GCC, she was awarded her first Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.
She organized a Hurricane Sandy rebuilding trip to Staten Island and has organized more than 30 trips to the Gulf Coast for recovery and rebuilding efforts post hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Mould was a presenter and co-presenter at the 2013 Student Academic Conference. Her research and presentation at the conference, “Ecological/Environmental Effects from Hurricane Sandy,” also was selected for inclusion in the annual showcase of student research. Held in Albany, the event is organized by the SUNY and City University of New York faculty governance bodies for the benefit and education of the members of the state Legislature.
She co-chairs the college’s Student Affairs Committee and serves on the college senate, the college’s Alumni Federation Board and on the Student Activity Fee Committee of the college’s Genesee Valley Center.
Mould’s artwork was selected for display at the 2012 and 2013 GVC alumni, student and faculty exhibit and one of her photographs was selected for inclusion in the college’s 2012-13 calendar.
Mould has one son, Joshua, 32, a daughter-in-law, Jamie, 29, and a two granddaughters, Autumn, 6, and Anaka, 2.