Faculty Member Appointed to EFC by Governor Cuomo

July 13, 2015

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – July 13, 2015 – Former U.S. Representative Tim Bishop, distinguished professor of civic engagement and public service at St. Joseph’s College (SJC), has been appointed by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve on the board of directors of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) until December 2019.

“I am honored to have been nominated to service as an EFC director by Governor Cuomo and to have been confirmed by the NYS Senate,” said Bishop. “As a director, I will be able to continue my efforts to make appropriate environmentally sound investments in water infrastructure projects.”

The EFC provides low-cost capital and expert technical assistance for environmental projects in New York State to help public and private entities comply with federal and State environmental protection and quality requirements in a cost-effective manner that advances sustainable growth. The EFC promotes innovative environmental technologies and practices in all of its programs and has provided $17 billion in low-cost financing and grants to more than 2,000 water and sewer infrastructure projects spanning the state.

The EFC’s programs include Clean Vessel Assistance, Small Business Environmental Assistance, Green Innovation Grant, Industrial Finance Program, Minority and Women's Business Enterprise and Kensico Septic System Rehabilitation Program.

In addition, Bishop is working with fellow faculty members to build a three-credit internship around his appointment. An SJC student majoring in political science or social sciences will be selected to assist Bishop with his EFC responsibilities. 

“This will be a great opportunity for an SJC student to learn the day-to-day workings of a state agency,” said Bishop. 

For more information about SJC, visit www.sjcny.edu. 

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 35 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.