Meeting of the Board of Regents | January 2010
REGENTS VESID COMMITTEE
The Board of Regents
January 11, 2010
Your VESID Committee held its scheduled meeting on January 11, 2010. All
members were present with the exception of Regents Bowman and Rosa who were excused. Chancellor Tisch, Chancellor Emeritus Bennett and Commissioner Steiner also attended.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Staff provided an update on the CUNY LEADS (Linking Employment, Academics and Disability Services) project, highlighting the collaboration between CUNY and VESID in improving employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The partnership was created to provide students with disabilities the skills to make realistic choices that will result in successful career outcomes. The results from the project demonstrate the cost effectiveness of this investment and indicate impressive success with retaining students within their degree programs and a high rate of placement in appropriate employment. The Regents supported further discussion with higher education on ways to expand this kind of opportunity. Chris Rosa from CUNY discussed their budget proposal for a line item to continue the program in the future. (VESID (D) 1)
That concludes our report.