Former Assemblymember Arthur O. Eve to be honored with the John Jay Education Award on March 3

News Date: 2/26/2014

NYS Independent Sector of Higher Education to Honor Arthur O. Eve with the 2014 John Jay Education Award
Contact: Jennifer Miller, 518-336-5468, and Terri Standish-Kuon,
WHEN: Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Legislative Office Building “Well” in Albany, NY

WHAT: In this 45th anniversary year for the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and in conjunction with the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities' 58th Annual Meeting, the presidents of New York's 100+ private, not-for-profit colleges and universities are pleased to recognize The Honorable Arthur O. Eve, former Deputy Speaker and member of the New York State Assembly, for his unwavering commitment to public service and education with the John Jay Higher Education Award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the Independent Sector of Higher Education in New York State.
Mr. Eve is credited with expanding The City University of New York’s College Discovery and Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK) programs to private, not-for-profit and state colleges and universities. For more than four decades, the HEOP program at independent colleges and universities and is sister program at The State University of New York have opened the door to higher education. His efforts on behalf of economically and educationally challenged students ensure that each year thousands of students have an opportunity to pursue higher education as the gateway to a better life.

5:00 PM – Event begins
5:30 PM – Awards Ceremony and Remarks by Laura L Anglin, president, Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities; Father Joseph McShane, president, Fordham University and chair, CICU Board of Trustees; Meshach Cummings, HEOP student, Union College and The Honorable Arthur O. Eve
6:00 PM – Event adjourns
About the John Jay Higher Education Award: Created by the CICU Board of Trustees in 1980 and named for John Jay, a Chancellor of the Board of Regents, author of the New York State Constitution, Governor of New York State and the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, the Award celebrates an individual whose leadership and vision supports the valuable contribution that independent colleges and universities make to New York State and its citizens.
About the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) represents the chief executives of New York's 100+ independent (private, not-for-profit) colleges and universities on issues of public policy. Member colleges compose the largest private sector of higher education in the world and confer most of the bachelor's degrees (54%), master's degrees (73%), and doctoral and first-professional degrees (79%) earned in New York State.