ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The governor's office says the first class in the new Excelsior Service Fellowship Program will consist of 80 recent graduates from 11 colleges and universities in an effort Gov. Andrew Cuomo says is intended to bring new ideas and fresh talent to New York's government.
Starting in September, they will be placed in 41 government agencies and authorities and the governor's office to work full-time alongside senior staff and play what officials describe as a policy-influencing role with a chance to work on pressing issues.
Participating schools include New York University, the Sage Colleges, Syracuse University, Morehouse College, Columbia, Baruch College, Rockefeller University and Fordham, New York University and Albany law schools.
The names, assignments and salaries of the fellows were not immediately announced.