Board of Trustees


David Munson
Rochester Institute of Technology

Laura Sparks
The Cooper Union
Vice Chair

Joanne Passaro
Metropolitan College

David Harris
Union College
Vice Chair

Lorrie Clemo
D'Youville University

Executive Committee

Elizabeth Bradley
Vassar College

Joyce Jacobsen
Hobart and William Smith Colleges


Stefano Acunto
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Public Trustee;
CGB Representative

Thomas Bailey
Teachers College

Leon Botstein
Bard College

Seamus Carey
Iona University

Bassam Deeb
Trocaire College

Alan Kadish
Touro University

Sr. Mary Eileen O'Brien
Dominican University

Shael Polakow-Suransky
Bank Street College of Education

Kerry Walk
Marymount Manhattan College

David Wippman
Hamilton College

Victor Alicea
Boricua College

Donald Boomgaarden
St. Joseph's University, New York

Frances Bronet
Pratt Institute

Michael Cassidy
Maria College Trustee;
CGB Representative

Anthony Crowell
New York Law School

Sharon DeVivo
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

Kenneth M. Macur
Medaille University

Dwight A. McBride
The New School

Brennan O'Donnell
Manhattan College

Elizabeth Paul
Nazareth College

Varinya Sheppard
St. Elizabeth College of Nursing

Marcia White
The College of Saint Rose

Ex Officio

Lola W. Brabham
Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities

Current News

CICU Calls on Congress to Double Pell Grants to Support New York Students and Colleges
Jun 13, 2022, 11:01 AM
Read More
New York Senate, Assembly Introduce Legislation to Rename Grants for Independent Sector Colleges and Universities After Professor, Public Servant
May 23, 2022, 3:19 PM
Read More
CICU President Lola W. Brabham Appears on Capital Tonight
Apr 21, 2022, 12:55 PM
Read More
Statement from Commission on Independent Colleges & Universities President, Lola W. Brabham, on FY 2023 Enacted State Budget
Apr 12, 2022, 1:42 PM
Read More