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President’s Advisory Council

The purpose of the Council is to provide feedback, advice, and direction on key strategic initiatives impacting the University.

Members are recommended for their expertise, experience and engagement as key opinion leaders in their industry or community leadership roles. Interests and knowledge about issues in higher education is also considered. The maximum Council membership is 30 members.

Members serve a rotating three-year term and may be appointed at any time during the year. The Council meets a minimum of two times a year and meets either in Manhattan or Garden City. Meetings are held in the Fall and Spring academic semesters. The three-year term is a calendar term, not dependent on how many meetings members attend.

Council Member Responsibilities

  • Offer advice based on professional knowledge and leadership experience
  • Attend signature University events
  • Support the University in recommending prospective students
  • Leverage corporate relationships for possible partnership opportunities
  • Provide career service advice and mentoring to current students
  • Identify internship opportunities for current students
  • Support the University through philanthropy and service

Class of 2017-2020

Lynn Barber ’79
Retired, Chief Administrative Officer
Douglas Elliman

Curtis Minnis ’77
Managing Director
FedEx Worldwide Services

Suhit Gupta ’00
Chief Information Officer
General Atlantic

Kim Petry ’91
President and CFO
Be Balanced

Class of 2018-2021

Steve Jones ’89
President and Chief Operating Officer
Skyview Networks

Irene Quarshie ’98
Vice President, Product Quality & Responsible Sourcing
Target Corporation

Class of 2019-2022

LeeAnn Canavan Black ’83
Chief Operating Officer
Latham & Watkins LLP

Curtiss Jacobs ’01
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Uptown Advisory Group

Teresa Evans ’94
Senior Director, Head of Human Capital
United Way of New York City

Kevin Mahony ’83
First Vice President, Wealth Management
The Dellomo-Mahony Group 
UBS Financial Services Inc.

Doug Flynn ’89
CFP Professional; Co-Founder
Flynn Zito Capital Management LLC

Brian McGovern ’87, MSW ’90
North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI)

Kevin Goodman ’00, MBA ’03
Regional Vice President, Marketing and Sales
NTT America

Robert Quinn ’86
Bond Broker
Tullett Prebon

Joseph Grieco ’86
Senior Vice President, Finance
Merrill Lynch

William “Bill” Stephney
Managing Partner 
Ovrdo Media

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