SUNY affiliate sued for meetings access





NEW YORK -- A student at the State University of New York at Albany sued the university-affiliated Auxiliary Services Corp. in February after being repeatedly denied access to its board meetings.

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The student, Tony Gray, has received pro bono legal help but will represent himself. He previously won a suit against Hudson Valley Community College in 2001 to get access to bookstore invoices.

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The Auxiliary Services Corp. is a nonprofit company that runs the university's food service and bookstore.

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The state Committee on Open Government issued an advisory opinion in December recommending that the company adhere to state open-meetings laws.

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The Auxiliary Services Corp. board consists of 11 faculty and staff members, eight students and one alumnus.


reports, Spring 2002