Baruch Graduate Jahnhoy Smith Named to 2013-2015 Empire State Fellows Program


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NEW YORK, NY- October 23, 2013 - Baruch College graduate Jahnhoy Smith (’13) was recently named to the 2013-2015 class of the Empire State Fellows program.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the members of the 2013-2015 class of Empire State Fellows. The 21 experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds were selected through a highly-competitive process that analyzed the unique skills they bring to government, as well as their leadership potential, commitment to public service, and creativity.

Jahnhoy Smith will work with the New York State Division of Budget. He was selected because of his role as an Operations Manager at New York City Health & Hospital Corp/Metro Plus Health Plan. In that role, Jahnhoy was responsible for overseeing the operational and policy issues related to Government sponsored health programs, namely Medicare and Medicaid. Jahnhoy managed Medicare Operations and business strategies to meet planned objectives and external business partners to ensure that the Medicare program performance was consistent with the corporation’s business and regulatory requirements. Jahnhoy received his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from the City University of New York-Brooklyn College, and his Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Baruch College/Mount Sinai Medical School.

“The Empire State Fellows program continues to help us attract new talent into the ranks of New York State government,” Governor Cuomo said in a press release. “We had great success with our inaugural class last year and we welcome the newest class who will help us continue to build a new New York and make sure our government is working for the people.”

The Governor appoints each Empire Fellow to a position that matches their skills with the needs of State government. Empire Fellows work closely with senior administration officials and participate in the policy-making process while also engaging in educational and professional development programs, including completion of a unique, interactive curriculum developed specifically for the Empire State Fellows Program by the Rockefeller Institute at SUNY Albany in consultation with Cabinet-level officials.

 

About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

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Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu