CICU Announces 2016-17 Board of Trustees Members and Committee Chairs

News Date: 4/28/2016

Albany, NY - At its April 21, 2016 meeting in New York City, the Board of Trustees of The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) in New York elected the members of its 2016-17 executive committee and welcomed members elected at its Annual Meeting in March. The chairs and members of the Board’s standing committees were also 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.

2016-17 Board of Trustees Executive Committee Members:  

Officers:
Chair: Kimberly R. Cline, President, Long Island University
Vice-Chair: Stephen Ainlay, President, Union College 
Secretary: Stephen J. Friedman, President, Pace University
Treasurer: William W. Destler, President, Rochester Institute of Technology

At-Large:
Drew Bogner, President, Molloy College
William L. Fox, President, St. Lawrence University
Conrado M. Gempesaw, President, St. John’s University* 
Todd S. Hutton, President, Utica College
Karen Lawrence, President, Sarah Lawrence College
Linda LeMura, President, Le Moyne College*
Gary Olson, President, Daemen College
Wendy Robinson, President, Helene Fuld College of Nursing

Ex Officio:
Laura L. Anglin, President, CICU

Trustees:
Jack P. Calareso, President, St. Joseph’s College*
Margaret Carney, President, St. Bonaventure University
Diane Ciccone, Public trustee, CGB Vice Chair
F. Edward Coughlin, President, Siena College*
Margaret Drugovich, President, Hartwick College*
Richard Guarasci, President, Wagner College*
Timothy L. Hall, President, Mercy College*
John J. Hurley, President, Canisius College
Arthur J. Kremer, Public trustee, CGB Chair
Joseph E. Nyre, President, Iona College
Deana Porterfield, President, Roberts Wesleyan College*
Peter J. Powers, Public trustee, CGB Secretary
Jon Strauss, President, Manhattanville College

Chairs of the Standing Committees:
Legislative Committee:  Drew Bogner, President, Molloy College
Regulatory Committee: Gary Olson, President, Daemen College
Communications Committee: Conrado M. Gempesaw, President, St. John’s University
Finance and Administrative Committee: William W. Destler, President, Rochester Institute of Technology
Audit and Compensation Committee: William L. Fox, President, St. Lawrence University
Nominating Committee: Drew Bogner, President, 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 levels. 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: http://www.CICU.org/about/board-trustees

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

About The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York 
Founded in 1956, The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) in New York represents the chief executives of New York's 100+ independent (private, not-for-profit) colleges and universities on issues of public policy. Member colleges compose the largest private sector of higher education in the world and confer most of the bachelor’s degrees (51%), master’s degrees (71%), and doctoral and first-professional degrees (80%) earned in New York State.