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Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors is a nominated group of alumni and friends of the School who serve as leading ambassadors, charged with:

  • Supporting the Dean in implementing his or her vision for the direction of the School.
  • Participating in fundraising for the School with personal commitments and by assisting the Dean, and the Office of Advancement in identifying other potential sources of support.
  • Representing the School to the larger community, including alumni, donors, University leadership and the general public.

Members meet once during each academic semester and convene in committees during the year to consult with the dean and other University leaders to develop long-lasting relationships among the school’s donors and alumni.

Board Members

Emily Ades

Emily Ades ’89

Gregory Allen

Gregory Allen ’73

marcia baldanza

Marcia Baldanza ’86

Cerri Banks

Cerri Banks ’00, G’04, G’06

Nkenge Bergan ’95

Arthur Bloom

Arthur Bloom ’71, G’72

Juli Boeheim

Juli Boeheim G’97

Frank Comfort

Frank Comfort ’67

Carol Decker

Carol Decker ’68

Christopher DeVoe

Christopher DeVoe ’79

Constance Foote

Constance Foote ’61, G’63

Sharon H. Jacquet

Sharon H. Jacquet ’72

Timi Hecker

Timi Hecker ’92

Elysa Kalmans

Elyse Spector Kalmans

alice kendrick

Alice Kendrick ’70, G’73, G’93

Deborah Knoblock

Deborah Knoblock ’88, G’90

deborah little

DeBorah Little ’14, G’16, G’16

Raquel-Ann Nurse McNabb

Raquel-Ann Nurse McNabb ’98, G’99 (Nomination Chair)

julie mendik

Julie Mendik ’89

Jeri Muoio G’83

susan oberwager

Susan Oberwager

Julie Padilla ’11, G’12

Jan Raymond

Jan Raymond ’65

Alice Rosen

Alice Rosen ’83

Helen Spector

Helen W. Spector ’68, G’72

Wendy C. Thompson

Wendy C. Thompson G’99

Felicia Walker ’87

Diana Wege ’76

Laurie Wolfert

Laurie Wolfert ’76

Lauri Zell ’77

  • Emily Ades ’89
  • Gregory Allen ’73
  • Marcia Baldanza ’86
  • Cerri Banks ’00, G’04, G’05, G’06
  • Nkenge Bergan ’95
  • Arthur Bloom ’71, G’72
  • Juli Boeheim G’97
  • Frank Comfort ’67
  • Carol Decker ’68
  • Christopher DeVoe ’79
  • Constance Foote ’61, G’63
  • Sharon H. Jacquet ’72
  • Timi Hecker ’92
  • Elyse Spector Kalmans
  • Alice Kendrick ’70, G’73, G’93
  • Deborah Knoblock ’88, G’90
  • DeBorah Little ’14, G’16, G’16
  • Raquel-Ann Nurse McNabb ’98, G’99
  • Julie Mendik ’89
  • Jeri Muoio G’83
  • Julie Padilla ’11, G’12
  • Jan Raymond ’65
  • Alice Rosen ’83
  • Helen W. Spector ’68, G’72
  • Wendy C. Thompson G’99
  • Felicia Walker ’87
  • Diana Wege ’76
  • Laurie Wolfert
  • Lauri Zell ’77

Young Alumni Board Members

  • Karen Achtman ’11
  • Florence DiGennaro ’05, G’11
  • Brent Elder G’14, G’16
  • Autumn Figueroa ’04, G’06
  • Angie Honess ’12, G’13
  • Melanie Lustig ’13, G’14
  • Melanie Mahanna ’09
  • Donna Mobley ’07
  • Desiree Moore ’00, G’05
  • Nicole Nguyen ’08, G’14
  • Sacchi Patel ’09, G’11, G’11
  • Raphael Richard, Jr. G’12
  • Tyrone Shaw ’10 ,G’12
  • Dwight Stevenson G’12
  • Traci Washburn G’11

Emeritus Board Members

  • Ruth Brown ’77
  • Nan P. Gordon ’72
  • Gilbert R. Herer ’54
  • Lynn Kreischer ’66
  • Daniel G. Lowengard ’72, G’73
  • Jeryl Mitchell ’81, G’83
  • Joanne Monroe ’76
  • Aileen Picardi ’58
  • Barbara Shineman G’80
  • Nancy Schulman ’73, G’78
  • Patricia Stith G’77
  • Sinforosa Tan Kaung G’75

Board of Visitors Guidelines

The SOE Board of Visitors consists of up to 40 members, including one member of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees, brought forward by a standing committee of the Board and selected by the Dean. You can nominate someone for the Board by completing the Board of Visitors Nomination Form.

Eligibility for membership includes affiliation with the School of Education, annual contribution to the School of $3,000 or more, and the ability to attend 2 meetings per year. Young Alumni membership requirements are different and can be discussed with us to see if an alum is a good fit. Each Board of Visitor member is appointed for a three-year term with a maximum of two consecutive terms.

For more information contact:

Torin Washington, Assistant Dean for Advancement
tjwashin@syr.edu|315.412.8512
Torin Washington