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The AMC's committees study and make recommendations on matters within their respective areas of responsibility in order to help the Council arrive at decisions. Committee membership is open to all constituents of the Council (including, but not exclusive to, the representatives of the Council) who indicate a desire to serve on a Committee. Each Committee is required to report to the Council on activities on a regular basis, and is expected to make recommendations to the Council for approval.

° Benefits    ° ByLaws    ° Communications   

° Community Service   ° Nominations and Elections  

° Professional Development     ° Special Events 

° Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

AMC Executive Board


Chair: Stevin Azo Michels
The Benefits Committee serves in an advisory role to facilitate the Council’s participation in the University governance process with respect to matters of personnel policy. The Committee conducts ongoing reviews of current personnel and benefits policies affecting administrative and professional staff and submits recommendations to University Administration relative to existing policies.

Committee recommendations over the past few years have led to the creation of new and/or enhanced benefits and policies that include the following: a First Mortgage Program, an interest-free deferred payment computer purchase program at the NYU Bookstore, a Second Master's Degree for spouses/registered same sex domestic partners/dependent children, written notification of annual raises prior to Sept. 1, increased vacation time for longer service, salary advances to assist with the payment of withholding taxes on tuition remission for spouses/registered same sex domestic partners/dependent children, and an optional 12 month payroll deduction plan for Coles yearly membership fees.

Benefits and Compensation Committee Meeting Schedule:

  • Friday, March 16, Monday, April 9, Monday, May 14 from 12pm-1pm at TBA.

Letters to the Senate Financial Affairs Committee

Bylaws and Parliamentarian

Chair: Norma Kenigsberg
The Bylaws Committee reviews the contents of the Bylaws, addressing the changing needs of the Council and eliminates any ambiguities. The Committee is also responsible for assisting the Council in interpreting the Bylaws and in suggesting resolutions to problems directed to it by the Council. The Parliamentarian is responsible for rendering opinions on procedural matters according to the rules of the AMC. Such opinions are rendered using the Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised Edition, except when inconsistent with the AMC Bylaws.


Chair: Nadia Cureton
Through the AMC website and newsletter, the Committee will provide updates of AMC activities and events as well as information of general interest. The Committee welcomes new ideas, input and feedback from AMC members on an ongoing basis.

Community Service

Chair: Carrie A. Meconis
The Community Service Committee is charged with identifying and coordinating community service opportunities for the administrative population at the university. The Committee has taken on such projects as a variety of fundraising walks, community relief collections, University Week of Service, book drives, blood drives, and other worthwhile projects in the past. The University’s administrative community generously supports these events. The committee welcomes new ideas and new members.

Community Service Committee Meeting Schedule:

  • February 27th, 12-1pm

AY 2017-18 Community Service Events: 

AMC Annual Recycling Drive: January 16th - March 2nd

What's Old is New Again: January & February are recycling months! As winter break ends, time to clean out those closets and bring in the following items:

  • Cellphones
  • Eyeglasses & cases, jewelry and silverware too
  • Front of greeting cards
  • Old pillowcases, blankets and towels
  • Sneakers

Flyers and drop off locations can be found by clicking on the link. So many good causes for our old stuff!


Nominations and Elections

Chair: David Vintinner
The Nominations and Elections Committee is responsible for conducting the annual elections of representatives and alternates, ensuring that the proportionate representation of all units on the Council is accurate. This committee is also responsible for receiving nominations and administering elections for the officers of the Council (Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer) as well as conducting the election for Senators and Alternate Senators.

Professional Development

Chair:  Marni Vassallo

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 6th, 3:30-4:30 pm @ 411 Lafayette Street, 5th floor Conf Room

The Professional Development Committee aims to help assimilate newly hired administrators, to foster cross school collaborations, and to provide developmental opportunities for all NYU administrators through a voluntary peer mentoring program and related programming developed in cooperation with existing University resources. 

Special Events

Chair: Julie Kaplan

The mission of the Special Events committee is to provide programs which enrich the professional and personal lives of administrators at New York University. Events include the coordination of the AMC Book Club, the annual Administrators Art Show, End-of-the-Year Luncheon for all administrators, and the Retirees Luncheon.

AMC Art Show: Explore the unique artistic visions of fellow administrators at the annual AMC Art Show! Please check back in spring for details about 2018's exhibit dates. Please see below for the applications in Word and PDF. Contact Scott Lewis for additional information.


Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Committee

Co-Chairs: Justine Kelly-Fierro; Danielle Mebert

The AMC Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Committee engages administrators dedicated to fostering a University environment that affirms and respects the diversity in our community. To create a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable University, the AIDE Committee will facilitate communication and partner with University Leadership to monitor progress, provide policy recommendations, and strengthen initiatives that focus on workplace climate, diversity in hiring, pay equity, promotion, and retention; and encourage participation by administrators in professional development activities meant to strengthen community, increase awareness, and develop allyship.