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.

Board of Trustees Communications


Officers of the Board

William R. Berkley

Martin Lipton
LAW ’55
Chair Emeritus

Phyllis Putter Barasch
Vice Chair

Laurence D. Fink
Vice Chair

Andrew Hamilton

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

Trustee Roster

(as of March 25, 2016)

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 SPS ’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
Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors


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
Harvard Asia Center


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


Andrew Hamilton
New York University


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 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


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
Executive Director
Texas Civil Rights Project


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.


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


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


Lisa Silverstein SPS ’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


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


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

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
President, 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.

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

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

Joel E. Smilow
Chairman, Dinex Group, LLC

Sheldon H. Solow
President, Solow Building Company

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

William D. Zabel
Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Trustee Associates

Bruce Berger STERN ’66
President, 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.