Lori Mould

Lori Mould, elected as the SUNY Student Assembly President, was sworn in as a State University of New York student member of the Board of Trustees in June 2014. For the following year, President Mould will vote to represent nearly a half-million SUNY students as she works to further SUNY’s mission and commitment to its broad array of stakeholders. Since 1974, the sitting Student Assembly president has been granted a seat on the State University of New York Board of Trustees.

Mould represents the non-traditional SUNY student as she returned to school after 27 years working as a secretary, in construction, and as a small business owner. Her desire to provide for her family and find balance in her life led her to return to school to obtain a degree and add to her education.

In 2008, as a student at Genesee Community College, 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 the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence for the first time. Lori finished at Genesee Community College with dual degrees in Communication and Media Arts and Fine Arts. Following her time at GCC, Lori transfered to Empire State College where she recently obtained a B.A. in art with a concentration in photojournalism and documentary production and a GPA of 3.9. She is a 2014 recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

Over the course of the next year with the Student Assembly, Lori has an opportunity to steer policies toward the benefit of SUNY's nearly half-million students.

“As students of the largest and most comprehensive system of higher education in the country, we have a unique chance to move the dial on many critical issues facing students, not only here at home, but around the nation. I look forward to working closely with all of our student leaders, as well as with Chancellor Zimpher and Chairman McCall to ensure that the students have a voice on the Board.”

Lori took the time to share with SUNY how she got to the position she is in, her outlook on being Student Assembly president, and hopes for the next year working with Chancellor Zimpher and the Board of Trustees.