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NYU Board of Trustees

As directors of a nonprofit and as leaders of an institution responsible for educating the next generation of world leaders and for creating new knowledge, trustees are the keepers of the mission of NYU: Educating qualified individuals from all walks of life to become the leaders of the local, national, and, now, international community. They must pay particularly close attention to the mission and the obligations to society that are unique to the academic enterprise. NYU's Board of Trustees is the overall fiduciaries for the University.  As such it is responsible for, among other things, creating policy, setting mission and purpose, strategic planning, reviewing programs, and relating campus to community and community to campus.  Chief among its roles is fund-raising for the University, as well as engaging our alumni, parent, and student communities.

NYU's Board of Trustees is composed of great individuals that have come together to make the world's premier research University.

NYU Board of Trustees on September 27, 2016

The Board of Trustees on September 27, 2016 - click to enlarge. © NYU Photo Bureau

Officers of the Board

William R. Berkley STERN '66
Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Martin Lipton LAW '55
Chair Emeritus

Phyllis Putter Barasch STERN '81
Vice Chair

Laurence D. Fink
Vice Chair

Kenneth G. Langone STERN '60
Vice Chair

Constance Silver SSSW '78, '79
Vice Chair

Chandrika Tandon
Vice Chair

Daniel R. Tisch
Vice Chair

Anthony Welters LAW '77
Vice Chair

Shelby White
Vice Chair

Leonard A. Wilf LAW '77
Vice Chair

Thomas S. Murphy
Honorary Vice Chair

Larry A. Silverstein ARTS '52
Honorary Vice Chair

Andrew Hamilton

Trustee Roster

(as of September 17, 2018)

Ronald D. Abramson WSC '71

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC

Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak
Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi
Managing Director and Group CEO
Mubadala Investment Company

Taffi Ayodele** CAS '04, STERN '13
Co-Founder and Chief Fit Officer
Thando Holdings, LLC

Phyllis Putter Barasch  STERN '81

Maria Bartiromo WSC '89
Anchor and Global Markets Editor
Fox Business Network

Marc H. Bell SPS '89
Marc Bell Capital Partners, LLC

William R. Berkley STERN '66
Executive Chairman
W.R. Berkley Corporation

Andrea C. Bonomi* STERN '86
Founder and Chairman

Casey Box GALL '08, WAG '11
Executive Director
Land is Life

Sharon Chang STEINHARDT '95, TSOA '98
Managing Trustee
TTSL Charitable Foundation

Evan R. Chesler ARTS '70, LAW '75
Cravath, Swain & Moore LLP

Steven M. Cohen WSC '85
Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated

Stuyvie Comfort LAW '95, '96
Conversion Venture Capital

Michael Denkensohn* STERN '73
Executive Director
Seward & Kissel LLP

Jinsong Ding
Shanghai HiTime Real Estate Group

Fiona Druckenmiller  STERN '89
Small Business Owner

FD Gallery

Gale Drukier STEINHARDT '72

Joel S. Ehrenkranz LAW '61, '63
Senior Partner
Ehrenkranz Partners, L.P.

Lun Feng
Yufeng (F&E) Capital

Laurence D. Fink
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
BlackRock, Inc.

Luiz Fraga
Co-Founder & Co-CIO of Private Equity
Gavea Investimentos

Jeffrey S. Gould*  WSC '79

Waxx Tech

Lisa Yoo Hahn* LAW '89
Asia Alpha Private Equity

Andrew Hamilton
New York University

Beverly Hyman, Ph.D.* STEINHARDT '80
Beverly Hyman, Ph.D. and Associates

Mitchell Jacobson LAW '76
Non-Executive Chairman
MSC Industrial Supply Co.

Boris Jordan  WSC '88
President & Chief Executive Officer
The Sputnik Group

David A. Katz LAW '88
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Jonathan C. Kim** SPS '09
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Redbadge Pacific
Miya Capital 

Andre J.L. Koo SPS '93, STERN '94
Chailease Group

Joseph Landy STERN '96
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Warburg Pincus LLC

Mark Leslie ARTS '66
Managing Director
Leslie Ventures

Brian A. Levine, MD** GSAS '03, MED '08
Practice Director
Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, New York

Amanda Lipitz** TSOA '02
Amanda Lipitz Productions

Martin Lipton LAW '55
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Kelly Kennedy Mack STERN '02
Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group

Mimi M.D. Marziani** LAW '08
Texas Civil Rights Project

Howard Meyers  STERN '64
Quexco Incorporated

Ruthie Ann Miles** STEINHARDT '07
Professional Singer and Actor

Constance J. Milstein ARTS '69
Principal & Co-Founder
Ogden CAP Properties, LLC

David C. Oxman
Senior Counsel
Davis Polk & Wardwell

John Paulson STERN '78
Paulson & Co., Inc.

Dasha Rettew** GALL '14
Learning & Development Partner

Catherine B. Reynolds
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation

Brett B. Rochkind STERN '98
General Partner

William C. Rudin STERN '79
CEO and Co-Chairman
Rudin Management Company, Inc.

Constance Silver SSSW '78, '79
Victory Ventures Inc.

Larry A. Silverstein ARTS '52
Silverstein Properties, Inc.

Lisa Silverstein SPS '88, '89
Executive Vice President
Silverstein Properties, Inc.

Joseph S. Steinberg ARTS '66
Jefferies Financial Group Inc.

Judy Steinhardt

Jessica Swartz, Ph.D.** CAS '00
Senior Director of Strategy

Adam Taki** GALL '06, GSAS '08
Actlien Holding Inc

Chandrika Tandon     
Tandon Capital Associates

David A. Tanner LAW '84
Managing Director
Three Mile Capital

Daniel R. Tisch
Managing Member
Towerview LLC

Wenliang Wang
Chairman & Founder
China Rilin Construction Group

Anthony Welters LAW '77
Executive Chairman
BlackIvy Group, LLC

Leonard A. Wilf LAW '77
Garden Homes, Inc.

Sascia Yuan** CAS '10
Vice President
Credit Suisse

Charles Zegar  GSAS '77, '05
Founding Partner
Bloomberg, L.P.

* Alumni Trustee
** Young Alumni Trustee


Life Trustees

Diane Belfer

Arthur L. Carter
President, Utilities & Industries Management Corporation

John J. Creedon STERN '52, LAW '55, '62
Retired President & Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Maurice R. Greenberg
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, C.V. Starr and Co., Inc.

Henry Kaufman ARTS '48, STERN '58
President, Henry Kaufman & Company, Inc.

Helen L. Kimmel

Charles Klein LAW '63
American Securities

Richard Jay Kogan STERN '68
Retired President & Chief Executive Officer, Schering-Plough Corporation

Kenneth G. Langone STERN '60
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Invemed Associates, LLC

Donald B. Marron
Chairman, CEO and Founder, Lightyear Capital

Thomas S. Murphy
Retired Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Capital Cities/ABC, Inc.

Herbert M. Paul STERN '56, LAW '61
Managing Partner
, Herbert Paul, P.C.

E. John Rosenwald, Jr.
Vice Chairman, J.P. Morgan

Joel E. Smilow
Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Dinex Group, LLC

Sheldon H. Solow
President, Solow Building Company

Michael H. Steinhardt
Managing Member, Steinhardt Management, Inc.

Shelby White
Trustee, The Leon Levy Foundation

William D. Zabel
Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Trustee Associates

Bruce Berger STERN '66
Treasurer, SCORE NYC

Leonard Boxer STERN '60, LAW '63
Chairman, Real Estate Department, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Jane Eisner Bram WSC '58, SSSW '79, '00

Betty Weinberg Ellerin WSC '50, LAW '52
Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird, LLP

Norman Goodman ARTS '47, LAW '50
Retired County Clerk and Commissioner of Jurors, New York County

Marvin Leffler STERN '42, '51
President Emeritus and Trustee, Town Hall Foundation

Jeffrey H. Lynford
CEO, Educational Housing Services, Inc.

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