Board Representatives

Dean, faculty and student representatives to Syracuse University's Board of Trustees provide an important link to the University's faculty and student bodies.

Dean Representative

Michael S. Tick
Michael S. Tick
Tick is dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) and a professor of drama. He 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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Faculty Representative

Jamie Winders Jamie Winders
Winders is professor of geography in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She is best known for her interdisciplinary work on international migration and contributions to geography’s engagements with race, labor and social reproduction.
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Graduate Student Representative

Grad Rep Mirjavad Hashemi
Hashemi is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the electrical engineering program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Hashemi will serve as the Graduate Student Organization president for the 2019-20 academic year.
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Undergraduate Student Representatives

Undergrad Rep 1 Mackenzie Mertikas
Mertikas is studying public relations in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and political science in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School. Mertikas, who is from New Jersey, will serve as the president of the Student Association for the 2019-20 academic year.
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UnderGrad Rep 2 Vishwas Paul
Paul is studying economics in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School, and minoring in psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and business in the Whitman School. Paul served as the Judicial Review Board chair for the Student Association during his second year on campus.
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