Suhit Gupta '00, Steve Jones '89, Curtis Minnis '77 and Monika Mohacsi '15 have been elected new members of the Adelphi University Board of Trustees.
“All our new trustees are an excellent complement to the dedicated group of board members who guide our University’s success and future,” said University President Christine M. Riordan. “Our University and board begin 2021 benefiting from their expertise, leadership and unique commitment to our community and our mission.”
Suhit Gupta graduated from Adelphi in 2000 with a BS in computer science and mathematics before going on to study at Columbia University, where he earned an MS and PhD in computer science. Suhit began his career in 1997 as a systems administrator at the University while studying at Adelphi, and since has held several key positions in technology leadership. While at Microsoft, he was selected to receive several recognitions for exceptional performance and high potential. He is currently the chief information officer for General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, and has served on the Adelphi President’s Advisory Council since 2017.
Steve Jones earned a BA in social sciences from Adelphi in 1989. While a student, he was hired as a DJ at WLIR/Long Island and became a part-time student as his on-air career took him to NYC, working as a writer, producer, director and programmer for ABC News Radio. He eventually achieved his Adelphi degree and went on to hold senior management positions at both the Walt Disney Internet Group and ABC News. Jones was a Fellow in Columbia University’s Executive Leadership Program in 2011 and has received many prestigious awards, including more than a dozen Edward R. Murrow Awards, a Peabody Award, the Ward L. Quaal Leadership Award from the Broadcasters Foundation of America and the First Amendment Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association. In 2019, he joined Skyview Networks as its president and chief operating officer, leading that company’s growth from 5,000 radio station business relationships to more than 9,000 station relationships as of 2021. Jones has been a mentor to Adelphi students and at Disney organized annual career events for graduating students and has served on the President’s Advisory Council since 2018.
Curtis Minnis graduated from Adelphi in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and was a star athlete on the Panther cross country and track and field teams. Through the years, he has been an active and engaged alumnus, taking part in many networking and alumni events and giving his time to leadership roles. Minnis was a founding member of the Multicultural Chapter in 2003, has served as a member of the Panther Club Executive Board since 2015 and the President’s Advisory Council since 2017. He was presented with The Frank Cassell Memorial Award in 2007 for his ongoing support of Adelphi’s student-athlete community. Minnis retired in November of 2020 as managing director of global sales for FedEx, a role he held since 2005. He previously held positions with AT&T and MCI, and earned a Certificate of Business Essentials from Strayer University in 2017. Minnis is actively engaged with the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, serving as the organization’s vice president of the board of trustees since 2004.
Monika Mohacsi graduated from Adelphi’s Honors College with a BS in physics and continued her combined studies plan at Columbia University, earning a BS in electrical engineering in 2015. That year she joined the engineering firm Jaros, Baum & Bolles, where she is currently a senior project engineer. Mohacsi has served as a member of the ACE (Architecture Construction Engineering) Mentor Program of America, an afterschool program for high school students, and currently participates in Professional Women in Construction (PWC) as a member-at-large for the mentorship committee. She was recently nominated and accepted into the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) Emerging Leaders Program, a New-York-based professional development opportunity.
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