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Board of Trustees

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Our expert leadership.

The Board of Trustees delegates operational authority to the president as the University’s chief executive officer with the expectations of transparency, accountability, performance, collaboration and service as the face and voice of the University.

A senior administrative team of five vice presidents reports to the president and works collaboratively to establish and achieve institutional priorities. This organizational structure provides continuous review of progress against goals and facilitates data-driven decision making.


Robert B. Willumstad ’05 (Hon)
Chairman, Board of Trustees

Senior Advisor
Brysam Global Advisors

Thomas F. Motamed B.A.’71, J.D.
Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

CNA Financial Corporation

Frank Angello B.B.A. ’77, M.B.A.
Secretary, Board of Trustees

Former Chief Financial Officer

Lighthouse International
Former Chief Financial Officer

JPMorgan Treasury & Securities Services Group

Robert A. Scott, Ph.D.
President, Adelphi University
Ex-Officio

Steven N. Fischer
Chairman EmeritusBoard of Trustees
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mechanical Technology Inc.

Steven L. Isenberg ’00 (Hon.)
Chairman Emeritus
Board of Trustees
Former Publisher

New York Newsday


Z. Paul Akian B.A. ’64
Chief Executive Officer
Western Filter, Western FluiDyne, Integra Technologies

Lois Phifer Betts B.A. ’62
Retired Teacher

New York City Department of Education

Jeffrey Bolton B.A. ’61
Retired Managing Director
Neuberger Berman, Inc.

Loretta Cangialosi B.B.A. ’80
Senior Vice President and Controller
Pfizer, Inc.

Philip DiSanto ’12
Law Student

Columbia Law School

Jeffrey R. Greene, M.B.A.
Global Transaction Leader
for Life Sciences

Ernst & Young, LLP

John J. Gutleber B.B.A. ’68, M.B.A.’70
President and Chief Executive Officer

Castagna Realty Company

Chantal N. Hamlin B.A. ’07, J.D.
Interim Executive Director
Brooklyn Jubilee

Noreen Harrington B.S. ’81
Alternative Investments

MD Sass

Osbert Hood B.S. ’86, M.B.A
Chief Operating Officer

Advent Capital Management, LLC

N. Gerry House, Ed.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Institute for Student Achievement

Angela M. Jaggar B.S. ’62, M.A. ’65, Ph.D.
Retired Professor

New York University
School of Education

Laurence Kessler B.A.’65
Founder and Co-owner

Kessler Restaurants

Lindsey Kupferman M.A. ’02, Ph.D. ’06
Faculty
Columbia University
Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Ronald B. Lee B.A. ’67
Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Lee, Nolan and Koroghlian, LLC

Susan Murphy, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student and Academic Services
Cornell University

Grace Pilcer M.A. ’79, Ph.D. ’84
Clinical Psychologist

Private Practice

Peter Principato B.A. ’87
Founding Partner

Principato-Young Entertainment

Gary Rosenberg, M.S.W. ’63, Ph.D.
Edith J. Baerwald Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine Chief of the Division of Social Work and Behavioral Science

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Paul Salerno B.B.A. ’76
Managing Partner, Melville Office

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Lois C. Schlissel, J.D.
Managing Attorney; President
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.

Patrick S. Smalley B.A. ’86
Executive VP and Managing Director

MCH Group LLC

Helene Sullivan B.B.A.’79
Retired Chief Financial Officer

Save the Children

William Tenet B.A. ’75, M.D.
Medical Director

NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine,

NYU School of Medicine

Adaeze Udoji B.A. ’08, J.D.
Compliance Officer
American Express


Trustees Emeritus

Richard C. Cahn

Michael J. Campbell ’65

Joan S. Girgus, Ph.D.

Palmina R. Grella, M.B.A. ’73

Michael L. Lazarus ’67

 

 

Thomas Dixon Lovely ’54, ’04 (Hon.)

Horace G. McDonell, Jr. ’52, ’02 (Hon.)

Leon M. Pollack ’63

Marjorie Weinberg-Berman, M.S. ’61

Barry T. Zeman

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