Board of Trustees


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.

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2017 Board Trustees


Ronald B. Lee, BA ’67
Chair, Board of Trustees

Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Lee, Nolan and Koroghlian, LLC

Susan Murphy, PhD
Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees

Vice President Emerita
Cornell University

Lois C. Schlissel, JD
Secretary, Board of Trustees
Secretary of Board of Trustees
Of Counsel
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.

Christine M. Riordan, PhD
President, Adelphi University
Ex-Officio

Michael J. Campbell, BA ’65 
Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Managing Director, Client Advisor
Dominick & Dominick | Division of Wunderlich Wealth Management

Steven N. Fischer
Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mechanical Technology Inc.

Steven L. Isenberg, DHL ’00 (Hon.)
Chair Emeritus, 
Board of Trustees
Former Publisher

New York Newsday

Thomas F. Motamed, BA ’71, JD
Chair EmeritusBoard of Trustees
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
CNA Financial Corporation

Robert B. Willumstad, LLD ’05 (Hon)
Chair EmeritusBoard of Trustees
Partner
Brysam Global Partners


Leonard C. Achan, BS ’99, MA, RN, ANP
Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Vice President of Innovation and Business Development
Hospital for Special Surgery

Arun K. Agrawal, MBA ’12, MD
Founder, President, and CEO
Garden City Medical Services

Michael A. L. Balboni, BS ’81
President and Managing Director
Redland Strategies, Inc.

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

William Fuessler, BBA ’79
Vice President and Partner, Global Leader, Finance, Risk and Fraud
IBM Global Business Services

Charles Fuschillo, BBA ’83
President and CEO
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Angela M. Jaggar, BS ’62, MA ’65, PhD
Retired Professor
New York University
School of Education

Kanishka Kelshikar, BS ’09
Vice President, Investment Banking
Nomura

Laurence Kessler, BA ’65
Founder and Co-owner

Kessler Restaurants

Lindsey Kupferman Levine, MA ’02, PhD ’06
Faculty
Columbia University
Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Katherine Quintana Malone, BBA ’09, MBA ’10
Senior Global Compensation Analyst
Latham & Watkins

Dennis McDonagh, BA ’78
Retired Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, Real Estate
The Blackstone Group

Ivaylo Ninov, BS ’08
Director
Western Heritable Investment Company 

Carmen M. Ortiz, BBA ’78, LLD ’12 (Hon.)
Counsel
Anderson & Kreiger LLP

Humera Qazi, BBA ’93, MBA
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

Paul Salerno, BBA ’76
Retired Managing Partner, Melville Office

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Marc S. Strachan, BBA ’81
Chairman
ADCOLOR

Helene Sullivan, BBA’79
Retired Chief Financial Officer
Save the Children

William Tenet, BA ’75, MD
Medical Director

NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine,

NYU School of Medicine

Michael J. Tiedemann, BBA ’89
Managing Director
Wells Fargo Securities

Charles Tolbert, JD
Attorney
Tolbert Counsel

Joseph Westphal, BA ’70, PhD
Chang Sun Professor
Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow
Center for Leadership and Change Management,
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


Trustees Emeriti

Frank Angello, BBA ’77, MBA

Richard C. Cahn, JD

Joan S. Girgus, PhD

Jeffrey R. Greene, MBA

Palmina R. Grella, MBA ’73

Gerry House, EdD

Michael L. Lazarus, BBA ’67

Leon M. Pollack, BA ’63

Marjorie Weinberg-Berman, MS ’61

Barry T. Zeman


Meeting Schedule 

2019 Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

  • Sunday, March 17, 2019 and Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Sunday, October 6, 2019 and Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Monday, December 16, 2019

2020 Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

  • Sunday, March 15, 2020 and Monday, March 16, 2020
  • Friday, June 12, 2020
  • Sunday, October 4, 2020 and Monday, October 5, 2020
  • Monday, December 14, 2020
 
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