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June 26, 2012

SUNY Optometry Names Director of New Career Development Center

Francisco LucioFrancisco A. Lucio, a 2006 graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, has been named Director of Career Development and Minority Enrichment at the SUNY College of Optometry effective July 19.

This is a new position at the College and one that will help students identify career options and assess and understand their personal and professional competencies. The Director is also responsible for recruiting and selecting under- represented minority students for the College’s C-STEP internship and summer academic programs.

Mr. Lucio is the former Program Director at the Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center where he was responsible for overseeing nine heath career programs for more than 200 underserved students a year.

Francisco comes to the College with a unique background in career development, minority enrichment, and healthcare law. He is the right person to advance the College’s strategic goals of student career development and satisfaction and the diversification of our highly talented student body.

— Dr. Jeffrey Philpott,
    Vice President for Student Affairs

A graduate of San Diego State University where he received a BA degree in Political Science, he is a member of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators where he serves as National Legislative Affairs Chair.