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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.

Trustee Roster

(as of October 6, 2015)

Ronald D. Abramson WSC ’71

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair
Chief Executive Officer
Mashreq Group
Member, Board of Directors
Abdullah Al Ghurair Group of Companies

Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak
Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority
Government of Abu Dhabi

Ralph Alexander NYU-Poly '77, '78

Taffi Ayodele** CAS '04, STERN '13
CEO and Co-Founder
The Thando’s Group LLC

Phyllis Putter Barasch  STERN ’81

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

Marc H. Bell SCPS ’89
Marc Bell Capital Partners, LLC

William R. Berkley STERN ’66
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
W.R. Berkley Corporation

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

Bill Brewer LAW ‘78
Managing Partner
Bickel & Brewer

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
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated

William T. Comfort, III** LAW '94, '99
Conversion Capital Partners Limited

Florence A. Davis LAW ’79
The Starr Foundation

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

Gale Drukier* STEINHARDT '72

Joel S. Ehrenkranz LAW ’61, ’63
Senior Partner
Ehrenkranz & Ehrenkranz, LLP

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

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

Mark Fung* CAS ‘91
General Counsel
Dandong Port Company

Lisa Yoo Hahn* LAW '89
Curatorial Director
Hahn Fine Arts

Natalie Holder, Esq.** STEINHARDT ’97
Founder & President

QUEST Diversity Initiatives

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

Mitchell Jacobson LAW ’76
MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.

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

Jonathan C. Kim** SPS '09
Co-Founding Principal
Miya Capital

Charles Klein LAW ’63
Managing Director
American Securities

Andre J.L. Koo SCPS ’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

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
Legal Director
Battleground Texas

Howard Meyers  STERN '64
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Quexco Incorporated

Steven S. Miller* LAW '70
Vice President/Assistant General Counsel
JP Morgan Chase & Co.

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.

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

Brett B. Rochkind** STERN '98
Managing Director
General Atlantic LLC

William C. Rudin STERN ’79
Rudin Management Company, Inc.

John Sexton
New York University

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

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

Lisa Silverstein SCPS ’88, ’89
Senior Vice President
Silverstein Properties, Inc.

Jay Stein
Stein Mart, Inc.

Joseph S. Steinberg ARTS ’66
Leucadia National Corporation

Judy Steinhardt

Michael H. Steinhardt
Managing Member
Steinhardt Management, Inc.

Jessica Swartz** CAS '00
Director, Strategy and Portfolio Solutions
Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development

Chandrika Tandon     
Tandon Capital Associates

Daniel R. Tisch
Managing Member
Towerview LLC

Wenliang Wang
Chairman & Founder
China Rilin Construction Group

Nina Weissberg* GSAS ‘90
Weissberg Corporation

Anthony Welters LAW ’77
Executive Chairman
BlackIvy Group, LLC
Senior Adviser to the CEO
UnitedHealth Group

Shelby White
The Leon Levy Foundation

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

Fred Wilson
Founder & Managing General Partner
Union Square Ventures

Tamara Winn LAW ‘96
Wealth Strategist
Wachovia Wealth Management

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

Officers of the Board

William R. Berkley

Martin Lipton
LAW ’55
Chair Emeritus

Phyllis Putter Barasch
Vice Chair

Laurence D. Fink
Vice Chair

Kenneth G. Langone
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

John Sexton

* Alumni Trustee
** Young Alumni Trustee

Photo: Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees on October 10, 2012 - click to enlarge. (Photo credit: NYU Photo Bureau)



Life Trustees

Diane Belfer

John Brademas
President Emeritus
New York University

Arthur L. Carter
Utilities & Industries Management Corporation

Geraldine H. Coles WSC ’38

John J. Creedon STERN ’52, LAW ’55, ’62
Former 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
Henry Kaufman & Company, Inc.

Helen L. Kimmel

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

Herbert Paul, P.C.

Lester Pollack LAW '57
Chairman Emeritus & Founder
Centre Partners Management LLC

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

Marie Schwartz
Arnold and Marie Schwartz Fund for Education & Health Research

Joel E. Smilow
Dinex Group, LLC

Sheldon H. Solow
Solow Building Company

Lillian Vernon
Founding Chairman
Lillian Vernon Corporation

Robert F. Wright STERN ’51
Retired President & Chief Executive Officer
Robert F. Wright Associates, Inc.

William D. Zabel
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Trustee Associates

Bruce Berger STERN ’66
Sutton Group Services, Inc.

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
President & CEO
Educational Housing Services, Inc.


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