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 Welcome from Chairman Steven W. Barnes

Steven W. BarnesThe Board of Trustees is the governing body of Syracuse University, responsible for the educational mission and fiscal policies of the University. Members of the Board guide the University toward its goals and vision and serve the public trust. This website is intended to provide information about the Board of Trustees to members of the Syracuse University community.


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 New Trustees May 2016

Tracy M. Barash

Tracy M. Barash
Barash is vice president of global franchise management for Turner’s Cartoon Network. She is responsible for developing strategic plans for such key network brands such as "The Powerpuff Girls," and "Ben 10" to maximize revenue across platforms for long-term growth.  From 2008-14, she was vice president of brand development for Cartoon Network and Boomerang. She played a leadership role in the Cartoon Network and Boomerang global rebrands and oversaw pro-social marketing programs.
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Andrew Berlin


Andrew T. Berlin

Berlin is Chairman and CEO of Berlin Packaging, the leading global supplier of glass, plastic, and metal containers and closures. He is also a Partner Owner of the World Champion Chicago Cubs and Chairman and Owner of the South Bend Cubs, a Minor League affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

Berlin graduated with a political science degree from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Shelly Lotman Fisher

Shelly Lotman Fisher
Shelly Fisher, an entrepreneur with more than 30 years of business experience, is the CEO of Hope Paige, a national medical I.D. jewelry company headquartered in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Fisher is also the founder/CEO of 4ID, a nighttime visibility product manufacturer. Shelly has co-authored a book "Breaking Sad" due to be released November 2017.  Fisher earned a bachelor's degree at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She also holds a M.Ed. degree in adult education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Ronald O'Hanley

Ronald P. O'Hanley

​​​O'Hanley is president and CEO of State Street Global Advisors, the 3d largest investment management firm in the world, and vice chairman of State Street Corporation, Boston.  From 2010-14, he was president of Asset Management and Corporate Services for Fidelity Investments. He served as president and CEO, BNY Mellon Asset Management, Boston, and vice chairman, Bank of New York Mellon Corp. from 1997-2010. He was with McKinsey & Co. from 1986-97 and was elected partner in 1992.
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 Board Representatives

Joanna O. Masingila Joanna O. Masingila
Masingila was named dean of the School of Education at Syracuse University in March 2015. She is a professor of mathematics and mathematics education, and is a dual faculty member in the School of Education (Department of Teaching and Leadership) and the College of Arts and Sciences (Department of Mathematics). In 2003, she was named a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence. She has been at Syracuse University since finishing a Ph.D. in mathematics education at Indiana University-Bloomington in 1992. Prior to her doctoral work, she taught secondary mathematics for six years.
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Duncan A. Brown Duncan A. Brown
A world-renowned expert in gravitational-wave astronomy and astrophysics, Brown has been a faculty member at Syracuse University since 2007. Brown, the inaugural Charles Brightman Professor of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, played a leading role in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)'s historic detections of gravitational waves.
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Jack Wilson Jack H. Wilson
Wilson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Cognition, Brain, and Behavior Program of the Department of Psychology and plans to graduate with a concentration in neuroscience. Wilson works in Associate Professor Amy Criss' Memory Modeling Lab, studying where and how errors occur when trying to recall past events.
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James Franco James C. Franco
Franco is a rising senior studying political science and history in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Franco, who is from New Hartford, New York, was elected president of the Student Association (SA) for the 2017-18 academic year. Within SA, Franco has also been an assembly member, parliamentarian, DPS Advisory Board member, Finance Board member and chair of academic affairs.
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Chizobam Nwagwu Chizobam Nwagwu
Nwagwu is currently a junior majoring in policy studies with a topical specialization in health, education and human services, and neuroscience in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and College of Arts and Sciences. Since her sophomore year, Chizobam has worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the lab of Professor Paul Gold and Associate Professor Donna Korol, allowing her to gain hands-on experience in the neuroscience field.
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  Highlights

2017 Syracuse University Commencement