Welcome from Board Chair Kathleen A. Walters

Kathleen A. Walters
The 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.


 New Trustees 

 May 2020

Christine Carona Christine A. Carona
Christine A. Carona is an executive director at Morgan Stanley in Boston, where she serves as a financial advisor and a senior investment management consultant. She leads a team she developed around holistic wealth management for people and families faced with sudden wealth. She is especially proud of the work the team does every day around planning for families with a member who has special needs.
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Vincent H. Cohen, Jr.

Vincent H. Cohen, Jr.
Vincent H. Cohen Jr. is a partner at Dechert LLP. He focuses on high-stakes litigation on behalf of individuals and corporations. As an experienced trial lawyer and investigator, he represents clients in sensitive government and internal investigations, government enforcement matters and complex civil and criminal litigation. Cohen is the former acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. Prior to leading the largest U.S. attorney’s office in the nation, he served as the office’s principal assistant U.S. attorney for five years
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Raj-Ann Rekhi Gill Raj-Ann Rekhi Gill
Raj-Ann Rekhi Gill has dedicated her entire career to nonprofit fundraising and program development and is currently a nonprofit fundraising consultant.

She’s been passionate about the power of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship since she was a student and has consistently aligned herself with organizations and individuals advancing this work.
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 Board Representatives

 May 2020

Michael Tick Michael S. Tick
Michael Tick, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, who is also a professor of drama, came to Syracuse University in 2016 after serving six years as dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Kentucky and 11 years as the chair of the Department of Theatre at Louisiana State University.
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Jamie Winders Jamie Winders
Jamie Winders, professor of geography in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, is best known for her interdisciplinary engagement with timely topics, from international migration to emerging technologies. She is editor-in-chief of the International Migration Review and associate editor of cultural geographies.
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Mirjavad Hashemi
Mirjavad Hashemi is a Ph.D. candidate in the electrical engineering program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. He is the Graduate Student Organization president for the 2020-21 academic year.
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Justine Hastings Justine C. Hastings
Hastings is studying English in the College of Arts and Sciences and secondary English education in the School of Education. Hastings, who is from Brooklyn, New York, was elected president of the Student Association for the 2020-21 academic year.
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Patrick F. Penfield Patrick F. Penfield
Patrick Penfield, a native of Baldwinsville, New York, is studying finance in the Whitman School of Management. He is the executive vice president of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and has been the financial manager of the People's Place café in Hendricks Chapel for three years.
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