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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    ° Special Events

AMC Executive Board

AMC Officers, Committee Chairs, and Senators


Chair: Kristi Schwindt Ramos
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:

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:

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 12:45 -2:00 PM at 721 Broadway, 12th floor (Dean's Conference Room)

AY 2015-16 Community Service Events: 

AMC Lunch 'n Learn - Library Services

Join us for the next AMC Community Service Committee Sponsored Lunch n Learn where we'll be talking all about Library Services.

When: March 15, 2016, 12:30-1:30 pm
Where: Bobst Library, 2nd floor, Avery Fisher Center, Avery Room
Guest Speaker: Paula Feld, Head of Instructional, Undergraduate and Global Library Services

To RSVP, click here

AMC Lunch 'n Learn - Real Estate

Join us for the next AMC Community Service Committee Sponsored Lunch n Learn where we'll be talking all about Real Estate: Buying, Selling, Refi.

AMC Annual Recycling Drive

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
  • Front of greeting cards
  • Old sheets, blankets and towels
  • Sneakers

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

AMC Annual Toy Drive

The Administrative Management Council, The Student's Class Activities board, the 9th Police Precinct (Manhattan) & the 84th Police Precinct (Brooklyn) Announce the 2015 Annual Toy Drive! Help brighten the holidays for local children living in the 9th Police Precinct, the East Village, and the Lower East Side, and children in the 84th Police Precinct, the area surrounding our Brooklyn campus, as well as children attending the Herbert G. Birch Manhattan Early Childhood Center serving those with autism and other special needs. There are two ways to donate. Drop off a new, unwrapped, nonviolent toy or book for children ages infant to 16 years to any of our campus collection sites from Thursday, December 3 through Thursday, December 17.

AMC Lunch 'n Learn - Diabetes

In observance of National Diabetes Month, AMC and the NYU community is working together to help people better understand HOW to make the necessary changes in their day-to-day life in order to prevent type 2 diabetes, manage their diabetes to prevent complications, and live healthier lives. The Community Service Committee will be hosting a lunch n learn with a guest speaker from the American Diabetes Association.

AMC 2015 Thanksgiving Food Drive

How time's that Thanksgiving Food Drive time of year again. The Community Service Committee is once again sponsoring the drive that will now contribute to two sites. Xavier Mission in Manhattan ( and the Recovery House of Worship in Brooklyn ( Both of these organizations help our local communities and neighbors that struggle to feed their families every day. As Thanksgiving approaches, let's help fill those boxes and baskets for those in need. Please see the flyer for a long list of drop off locations and the list of food items requested. Thank you on behalf of the community!

NYU Goes Pink Team for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure  

On Sunday, September 13, 2015, members of the NYU Community colleagues joined together to form the NYU Goes Pink team for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and helped raise funds to find a cure for breast cancer. The team raised 65% of its $5,000 goal!

AMC 2015 Book and a Buck Drive

The AMC collected books at its End of Year Luncheon on Thursday, May 7, 2015, in the Kimmel Center's Rosenthal Pavilion to enhance the libraries of the following two New York City Public Schools:

Books were made available for purchase at the event by the NYU Bookstore (726 Broadway). The drive was a great success with many books donated and funds raised. The AMC thanks everyone for their participation and support.

Nominations and Elections

Chair: David Vogelsang
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:  Michael McCaw

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! The 2016 exhibit dates are May 27 through July 4.  The call for artists is currently on! Please see below for the applications in Word and PDF. Contact Scott Lewis for additional information.

AMC Book Club: The AMC Book Club meets monthly for discussions of new and classic books, both fiction and nonfiction. Contact Michael Hanrahan or Eric Stedfeld for additional information.  

  • Mon., Oct. 19, 2015: 1984 by George Orwell
  • Mon., Nov. 23, 2015: The Road to Character by David Brooks
  • Mon., Jan. 4, 2016: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • Mon., Feb., 8, 2016: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • Mon., March 14, 2016: Euphoria by Lily King
  • Mon., April 18, 2016: The Book of Daniel by E.L. Doctorow
  • Mon., June 6, 2016: A Singular Woman: the Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother by Janny Scott

June Meeting Details

Mon., June 6, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m.

Location: Bobst Library Public Services Conference Room (See Note 2 below for additional info about this location)

Book: A Singular Woman: the Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother by Janny Scott

"The New York Times bestseller - an unprecedented look into the life and character of the woman who raised a president.

"Barack Obama has written extensively about his father but credited his mother for 'what is best in me.' Still, little is known about this fiercely independent, spirited woman who raised the man who became the first biracial president of the United States. This book is that story.

"In A Singular Woman, award-winning New York Times reporter Janny Scott tells the story of this unique woman, Stanley Ann Dunham, who broke many of the rules of her time, and shows how her fierce example helped influence the future president - and can serve as an inspiration to us all."

Copies of the book are on sale at Amazon for $10.75 paperback. The book is also available at the NYU Bookstore for $16.

Note 2:  The Public Services conference room is on the ground floor of Bobst Library, at 70 Washington Square South. Upon entering the library, the conference room is at the far left corner of the atrium, left of the elevators and right of the circulation counter.

Please send your book ideas for the AY 2016 Book Club meetings to Michael Hanrahan or Eric Stedfeld.


Our June 2012 Care for the Homeless event where 80 beautiful baby blankets created by the AMC Naughty Knitters group were donated.

Naughty Knitters

Join the AMC's volunteer knitting and crocheting group, which brings together administrators from across NYU to create items for local charities.

The Naughty Knitters meet twice each month on the Washington Square campus to craft scarves for homebound seniors and US service members, as well as baby blankets for Care for the Homeless, which assists NYC-area families.

Funded by generous support from the NYU Office of Civic Engagement and the AMC, the Naughty Knitters have donated over 2,500 baby blankets, hats, scarves, and other items to local charities since it was founded in 2004.

Knitting and crocheting supplies are available for participants at each session. If you are a new knitter or crocheter-or if you have knitting or crocheting experience and want to re-awaken your skills and share them with others--please contact us.
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Naughty Knitters


AMC Art Show

Founded in 1997, the AMC Art Show is an annual showcase of the amazing creativity of our fellow NYU Administrators, and provides an opportunity to exhibit and view original photos, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and art works.

To join this sub-committee of the Special Events Committee or to have your name added to their mailing list:

Contact: Scott Lewis

NYU Bookstore AMC Book Drive Display AY 2015

Annual AMC Book Drive Display at NYU Bookstore

AMC's Annual Book and a Buck Drive for 2016 benefits P.S. 277. Help to make a difference in these children's lives!

Look for the AMC Book Display at the NYU Bookstore. 20% discount when you purchase from the bookstore. Please bring your book to the Year End AMC Luncheon on May 5th – 10th floor Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center.
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AMC Toy Drive 2014

AMC Toy Drive 2012 and 2013

AMC Toy Drive Committee
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