b'A COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARSAcademicsCollin Lacki appointed to SUNY Student Voices Action Committee as an advocate for studentswith disabilitiesAs a student with a disability, a quality education for Collin Lacki also meant receiving support through the Accessibility Services Office on campus at NCCC.Having years of experience advocating for his own needs gave Collin the confidence to take on the added challenge of helping other students statewide.In the fall of 2020, he was selected to be a part of the SUNY Student Voices Action Committee to advise State University of New York leadership on emerging, critical issues, and challenges facing students across the SUNY System.He was chosen after receiving a nomination from Alissa Shugats-Cummings, Assistant Vice President of Student Services. As one of 27 students statewide to participate in the committee, Collin used the platform to ensure the topic of accessibility remains in focus for the SUNY administration, and he hopes his contributions will promote positive changes that improve the educational experience for all students.Many younger students with disabilities are not sure if they want to continue on to higher education because of all of the barriers they encounter, says Collin.He wants to push those students toward higher education and points to the commitment made by the SUNY System in providing services and resources needed for students with disabilities to succeed. 2020-2021 Annual Report 5'