Much of the in-depth work of NYU's Board occurs in Board Committees. The Board currently has 12 committees, each with a Board-approved charter outlining its duties.

All Committee members are appointed by the Board.

Executive Committee  

The Executive Committee is vested with all the powers and authority of the Board, except that it may not take certain actions that by law may not be delegated to a committee (such as amending the University Bylaws or filling vacancies on the Board or committees).

The Executive Committee is a forum where sensitive University matters can be discussed in a smaller setting. The Committee also considers any business matters requiring Board action that must be decided before the next regularly scheduled Board meeting.

Members

  • William R. Berkley (Chair)
  • Phyllis Putter Barasch
  • Evan R. Chesler
  • Steven M. Cohen
  • Gale Drukier
  • Joel S. Ehrenkranz
  • Laurence D. Fink
  • Andrew Hamilton
  • Kenneth G. Langone*
  • Mark Leslie
  • Martin Lipton

  • Kelly Kennedy Mack
  • Howard Meyers
  • David C. Oxman
  • Catherine B. Reynolds
  • Brett B. Rochkind
  • Larry A. Silverstein
  • Chandrika Tandon
  • Daniel R. Tisch
  • Anthony Welters
  • Shelby White*
  • Leonard A. Wilf

Academic Affairs Committee

The Academic Affairs Committee meets with administrators, students, and representatives of the faculties and provides briefings to the Board with respect to academic matters. The Committee often visits a different school or institute at each meeting and engages in a discussion about the school or institute and the opportunities, as well as the challenges it faces. The Committee makes recommendations to the Board for the conferment of honorary degrees and also recommends recipients of the NYU Albert Gallatin Medal.

Members

  • Gale Drukier (Co-Chair)
  • Jessica Swartz (Co-Chair)
  • Taffi Ayodele
  • Phyllis Putter Barasch
  • Casey Box
  • Leonard Boxer*
  • Jane Eisner Bram*
  • Sharon Chang
  • Stuyvie Comfort
  • Fiona Druckenmiller
  • Mark Fung*
  • Beverly Hyman
  • Amanda Lipitz
  • Mimi M.D. Marziani
  • Dasha Rettew
  • Sascia Yuan
  • Charles Zegar

Alumni Affairs and University Life Committee

The Alumni Affairs and University Life Committee discusses matters related to University alumni and University life and acts as a liaison between the Board and the Alumni Association. The Committee addresses issues such as alumni programming and outreach, residential life, non-academic aspects of student life, career development, and connections between fundraising and alumni engagement.

Members

  • Phyllis Putter Barasch (Chair)
  • Taffi Ayodele
  • Bruce Berger*
  • Jane Eisner Bram*
  • Sharon Chang
  • Michael Denkensohn
  • Betty Weinberg Ellerin*
  • Norman Goodman*
  • Jeffrey S. Gould
  • Beverly Hyman
  • Jonathan C. Kim
  • Marvin Leffler*
  • Brian A. Levine
  • Amanda Lipitz
  • Mimi M.D. Marziani
  • Ruthie Ann Miles
  • Herbert M. Paul*
  • Dasha Rettew
  • Constance Silver
  • Jessica Swartz
  • Sascia Yuan

Audit and Compliance Committee

The Audit and Compliance Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with respect to financial reporting processes and controls, financial statements and audit reports of the University and its affiliates, the audit process, the University’s IRS Form 990, compliance and risk management work plans and reports, conflicts of interest, ongoing litigation, and information technology security and risks.

Members

  • David C. Oxman (Chair)
  • Michael Denkensohn (Vice Chair)
  • Herbert M. Paul (Vice Chair)*
  • Steven M. Cohen
  • Stuyvie Comfort
  • Richard Jay Kogan*
  • Joseph Landy

Committee on Online Education and Technology

The Committee on Online Education and Technology assists University management in understanding and managing opportunities and threats related to online education and digital tools for teaching. The Committee addresses issues such as NYU's development of online degrees, the competitive landscape, and new practices and opportunities presented by the changing digital environment.

Members

  • Brett B. Rochkind (Chair)
  • Marc H. Bell
  • Bruce Berger*
  • William R. Berkley
  • Sharon Chang
  • Stuyvie Comfort
  • Joel S. Ehrenkranz
  • Jeffrey S. Gould
  • Charles Klein*
  • Mark Leslie
  • Adam Taki
  • Chandrika Tandon
  • Charles Zegar

Committee on Trustees

The Committee on Trustees nominates prospective Officers and Trustees, advises on committee assignments, establishes criteria for Board membership, and works to ensure the effective functioning of the Board.

Members

  • Kelly Kennedy Mack (Co-Chair)
  • Leonard A. Wilf (Co-Chair)
  • Phyllis Putter Barasch
  • Maria Bartiromo
  • Marc H. Bell
  • William R. Berkley
  • Casey Box
  • Evan R. Chesler
  • Laurence D. Fink
  • Andrew Hamilton
  • Charles Klein*
  • Martin Lipton
  • Mimi M.D. Marziani
  • Chandrika Tandon
  • Daniel R. Tisch
  • Shelby White*

Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee reviews and approves the compensation of senior administrators and officers in accordance with best practices and applicable legal requirements including the Internal Revenue Code. It is advised in its work by an independent compensation consultant. The Committee also reviews and approves any significant changes to the University’s benefits programs.

Members

  • Steven M. Cohen (Chair)
  • Phyllis Putter Barasch
  • William R. Berkley
  • Evan R. Chesler
  • Kenneth G. Langone*
  • Martin Lipton
  • Kelly Kennedy Mack
  • Daniel R. Tisch
  • Anthony Welters
  • Leonard A. Wilf

Development Committee

The Development Committee assists the Senior Vice President for University Development and Public Affairs in charting fundraising initiatives and offers advice on the creation and implementation of fundraising strategies. The Committee is available to the SVP to provide strategic counsel and advice on how the University might more effectively reach prospective donors.

Members

  • Evan R. Chesler (Co-Chair)
  • Kelly Kennedy Mack (Co-Chair)
  • Ronald D. Abramson
  • William R. Berkley
  • Casey Box
  • Leonard Boxer*
  • Luiz Fraga
  • Jeffrey S. Gould
  • Lisa Yoo Hahn
  • Andrew Hamilton
  • Beverly Hyman
  • Jonathan C. Kim
  • Brian A. Levine
  • Amanda Lipitz
  • Brett B. Rochkind
  • Adam Taki
  • Sascia Yuan

Facilities and Real Estate Committee

The Facilities and Real Estate Committee reviews and provides recommendations on the University’s proposed purchases and sales of real estate and the University’s short-term and long-term facilities planning, including deferred maintenance.

Members

  • Daniel R. Tisch (Chair)
  • Andrea C. Bonomi
  • Leonard Boxer*
  • Jinsong Ding
  • Andrew Hamilton
  • David Hirsh*
  • David A. Katz
  • Kelly Kennedy Mack
  • Larry A. Silverstein
  • Sheldon H. Solow*

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee reviews the budget of the University and its finances in general. This includes reviewing and providing recommendations to the Board regarding borrowings, operating and capital expenditure budgets, and plans and procedures for conserving and enhancing the facilities and assets of the University. The Committee also oversees the investment and management of University retirement plans and post-retirement medical plans and University funds other than the Combined Endowment.

Members

  • Laurence D. Fink (Chair)
  • Anthony Welters (Vice Chair)
  • Phyllis Putter Barasch
  • William R. Berkley
  • Andrea C. Bonomi
  • Evan R. Chesler
  • Andrew Hamilton
  • Mitchell Jacobson
  • Boris Jordan
  • David A. Katz
  • Henry Kaufman*
  • Joseph Landy
  • Kenneth G. Langone*
  • Mark Leslie
  • Martin Lipton
  • Howard Meyers
  • Brett B. Rochkind
  • Larry A. Silverstein
  • Joseph S. Steinberg
  • Daniel R. Tisch
  • Charles Zegar

Global Initiatives Committee

The Global Initiatives Committee provides advice and guidance relating to the University’s global initiatives.

Members

  • Chandrika Tandon (Chair)
  • Ronald D. Abramson
  • Taffi Ayodele
  • Marc H. Bell
  • Casey Box
  • Sharon Chang
  • Gale Drukier
  • Joel S. Ehrenkranz
  • Luiz Fraga
  • Mark Fung*
  • Lisa Yoo Hahn
  • Andrew Hamilton
  • Boris Jordan
  • Jonathan C. Kim
  • Donald B. Marron*
  • Constance J. Milstein
  • Brett B. Rochkind
  • Constance Silver
  • Lisa Silverstein
  • Daniel R. Tisch
  • Anthony Welters
  • Leonard A. Wilf

Investment Committee

The Investment Committee is responsible for overseeing the investment and management of the University’s Combined Endowment. The Committee oversees the work of the Investment Office of the University, reviews and approves the University's Endowment Investment Policy, approves the engagement of investment managers and other professionals, approves the asset allocation of the Combined Endowment and approves investments with specific managers, and reviews investment performance.

Members

  • Joel S. Ehrenkranz (Chair)
  • Maria Bartiromo
  • William R. Berkley
  • Walter W. Buckley, Jr.*
  • Laurence D. Fink
  • Andrew Hamilton
  • Henry Kaufman*
  • Joseph Landy
  • Kenneth G. Langone*
  • Mark Leslie
  • Martin Lipton
  • David C. Oxman
  • Brett Rochkind
  • Joseph S. Steinberg
  • Daniel R. Tisch

* Non-voting member