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

Council Members

Lynn Barber ’79
Retired, Chief Administrative Officer
Douglas Elliman
Term: 2017-2020

LeeAnn Canavan Black ’83
Chief Operating Officer
Latham & Watkins LLP
Term: 2019-2022

Teresa Evans ’94
Senior Director, Head of Human Capital
United Way of New York City
Term: 2019-2022

Doug Flynn ’89
CFP Professional; Co-Founder
Flynn Zito Capital Management LLC
Term: 2019-2022

Kevin Goodman ’00, MBA ’03
Regional Vice President, Marketing and Sales
NTT America
Term: 2019-2022

Joseph Grieco ’86
Senior Vice President, Finance
Merrill Lynch
Term: 2019-2022

Suhit Gupta ’00
Chief Information Officer
General Atlantic
Term: 2017-2020

Curtiss Jacobs ’01
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Uptown Advisory Group
Term: 2019-2022

Steve Jones ’89
President and Chief Operating Officer
Skyview Networks
Term: 2018-2021

Kevin Mahony ’83
First Vice President, Wealth Management
The Dellomo-Mahony Group 
UBS Financial Services Inc.
Term: 2019-2022

Brian McGovern ’87, MSW ’90
North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI)
Term: 2019-2022

Curtis Minnis ’77
Managing Director
FedEx Worldwide Services
Term: 2017-2020

Kim Petry ’91
President and CFO
Be Balanced
Term: 2017-2020

Irene Quarshie ’98
Vice President, Product Quality & Responsible Sourcing
Target Corporation
Term: 2018-2021

Robert Quinn ’86
Bond Broker
Tullett Prebon
Term: 2019-2022

William “Bill” Stephney
Managing Partner 
Ovrdo Media
Term: 2019-2022

Phone Number
Levermore Hall, 100

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