By Mary Frost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Two Brooklyn hospitals, SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Long Island College Hospital (LICH), are on the agenda of the March board meetings of the State University of New York (SUNY), taking place Tuesday, March 18th and Wednesday, March 19th.
SUNY is in the process of selling LICH, located in Cobble Hill, through a reissued Request for Proposals (RFP) process worked out after a year-long legal battle. Final bids are due Wednesday, March 19.
The Academic Medical Centers and Hospitals Committee is scheduled to meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday. An open, formal trustees meeting takes place on Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a public hearing “to receive testimony and statements from concerned individuals about university issues.” The meetings take place in Albany at the State University of New York, SUNY Plaza, 353 Broadway. Meetings will begin on Tuesday on the following schedule.
Tuesday, March 18:
8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Academic Affairs Committee
11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Community Colleges Committee
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Academic Medical Centers and Hospitals Committee
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Finance and Administration Committee
4:30 – 6:45 p.m. Board of Trustees Executive Session
(It is anticipated that the Chairman of the Board will call for a motion to convene an Executive Session under provisions of Section 105 of Article 7 of the Public Officers Law.)
Wednesday, March 19:
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Audit Committee
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Communications & External Affairs Committee
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Research and Economic Development Committee
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Open Formal Board of Trustees Meeting
Location: Large Courtroom
3:00 p.m. Public Hearing
Location: Front Courtroom
Persons who wish to make brief extemporaneous comments (no more than three minutes) are requested to file their names with the Hearing Registration Officer on the day of the hearing, in advance of the beginning of the hearing. Time for such comments will be set aside at the end of the hearing, and such persons will be called upon in the order in which they register with the Hearing Registration Officer.