Benita Lewis

Chief of Staff

Benita_Lewis_400.jpgBenita Lewis is the Chief of Staff at the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU).

Prior to joining CICU in 2022, Benita was a Diversity and Inclusion Specialist and served as the Supervisor for Recruitment and Outreach Unit at the New York State Department of Civil Service. Benita has held previous roles in the New York State Legislature and New York State Economic Development specializing in recruitment, outreach and managing organization-wide initiatives and programs.

Benita earned a master’s degree in communications from the State University of New York and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University at Albany.