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 are also considered. The maximum Council membership is 30 members.

Members serve an initial three-year term and may be appointed at any time during the year. The Council meets a minimum of three times a year and meets either in Manhattan, Garden City or virtually. Meetings are held in the fall and spring academic semesters. The initial 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

Council Members

Liz Alicea-Velez ’78 
Head of the Americas
MoneyGram International

William A. Ampofo II ’96
Vice President, Parts & Distribution Services Business and Supply Chain
Boeing Global Services

John Argenziano ’00

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

Robert B. Catell ’99 (Hon.)

June Griffith Collison ’81, MBA ’84
Dignity Health Community Hospital

Renu Dalessandro
Chief Marketing Officer
Jovia Financial Credit Union

Hatice Akyerli Dalton ’94, MBA ’96
Managing Director
Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Mark S. Davis ’85
Audit and Assurance Partner
Deloitte and Touche, LLP

Teresa Evans ’94, SHRM -SCP
Vice President and Head of Human Resources
United Way of New York City

Maureen Gannon, MS ’88, PhD
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Joseph Grieco ’86
Senior Vice President, Finance
Merrill Lynch

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

Robert Kavner ’65
Lead Director

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

Kim Petry ’91
President and CFO
Be Balanced

Peter A. Principato ’87
Artists First

Michael J. Sammis ’81
President / COO / CFO (retired)
Universal Music Publishing Group

Gus Scacco ’84
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer
Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, Inc.

Deborah Viola ’84, MBA, PhD
Vice President, Office of Research and Grants Administration
Westchester Medical Center Health Network

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