November 27, 2012
(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Nov. 27, 2012) Michael Mancini, a resident of Syracuse, has been appointed director of community and government relations for SUNY Empire State College. Mancini will be responsible for federal, state and local government and community relations for the college. He will begin his new role Jan. 7, 2013.
“Given the college’s distinct role within the SUNY system, the state and nationally, higher-education policymakers and community leaders at all levels must be kept up to date and Michael is the right person to communicate the college’s strengths and to advocate for the college,” said Mary Caroline Powers, vice president of the college’s Office of Communications and Government Relations. “I am very pleased he has joined us and I am confident he will be a great asset for the college.”
“I am honored and excited to take on this important role at the college,” said Mancini “SUNY Empire State College provides a great service to the citizens New York state and I look forward to sharing the college’s story with our elected officials and community leaders and advocating for the college nationally, regionally and in the local communities we serve.”
Most recently, Mancini served as assistant to the dean of the college’s Central New York Center. Headquartered in Syracuse, the center comprises two art galleries and seven offices and serves students from the heart of the state from Pennsylvania to the Canadian border.
In addition to working with the dean on special projects and day-to-day operations, Mancini was responsible for developing and maintaining regional media and government relations.
Mancini earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the State University of New York College at Purchase in 2003 and Master of Education from the State University at Buffalo in 2005. After graduating, he worked in the Purchase College Department of Student Affairs as assistant judicial affairs officer. While at UB, he worked as a graduate assistant in the Division of Student Affairs. In December 2005, Mancini moved to SUNY Fredonia, where he was the coordinator of judicial affairs until he joined Empire State College in August 2008.
Media contact: David Henahan
518-587-2100, ext. 2918
David M. Henahan, Director of Communications 518-587-2100, ext. 2918 David.Henahan@esc.edu
518-321-7038(after 5 p.m. and weekends)