CICU Announces 2013-14 Board of Trustees Members and Committee Chairs

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Albany, NY - At its April 18, 2013 meeting in New York City, the Board of Trustees of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) elected the members of its 2013-14 executive committee and welcomed members elected at its Annual Meeting last month. The chairs and members of the Board’s standing committees also were announced. CICU’s Board of Trustees represents executive-level participation from colleges and universities in every region of New York State and highlights the diversity of institution type and size within New York State's Independent Sector of higher education. 

2013-14 Board of Trustees
Executive Committee Members:


Chair: Joseph M. McShane, S.J., Fordham University

Vice-Chair: Todd S. Hutton, Utica College

Secretary: Kevin Mackin, OFM, Mount Saint Mary College
Treasurer: Thomas Rochon, Ithaca College


Drew Bogner, Molloy College

Charles L. Flynn Jr., College of Mount Saint Vincent

Mark D. Gearan, Hobart & William Smith Colleges*
Judith A. Huntington, College of New Rochelle*
John A. Martin, Roberts Wesleyan College
Brennan O’Donnell, Manhattan College
Fred P. Pestello, Le Moyne College
Laura Schweitzer, Union Graduate College

Cynthia Zane, Hilbert College 

Ex Officio: Laura L. Anglin, President, cIcu

Aniello Bianco, Public Trustee; CGB Chair
Elizabeth Dunbar Dickey, Bank Street College of Education*
Edward Guiliano, New York Institute of Technology*
Richard Joel, Yeshiva University
Arthur J. Kremer, Public Trustee; CGB Secretary
Janet Mackin, Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing*
John W. Mills, Paul Smith’s College*
Shirley Mullen, Houghton College
Susan Scrimshaw, The Sage Colleges 

Debora Spar, Barnard College

David Van Zandt, The New School

G. Robert Witmer, Jr., Public Trustee, CGB Vice Chair 

Chairs of the Standing Committees:

Legislative Committee:  Drew Bogner, Molloy College

Regulatory Committee: John A. Martin, Roberts Wesleyan College

Communications Committee: Charles L. Flynn, Jr., College of Mount St. Vincent

Finance & Administrative Committee: Thomas Rochon, Ithaca College

Audit Committee: Laura Schweitzer, Union Graduate College

Nominating Committee: Drew Bogner, Molloy College

CICU’s mission is to develop consensus among its 100+ member campuses and to advance higher education public policy at the state and federal level. It is the formal organizational liaison with the New York State Board of Regents, the state’s Commissioner of Education, the chancellors of the State University (SUNY) and City University (CUNY); and with the proprietary sector. 

Note: cIcu Board member biographies are online: 

(*) - Asterisk denotes new members to the Board of Trustees.


Terri Standish-Kuon, 518-436-4781
Jennifer Miller, 518-436-4781,