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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.


 New Trustees

Patrick J. Ahearn Patrick J. Ahearn
​Patrick J. Ahearn, AIA, is the president/principal of Patrick Ahearn Architect, an architectural practice with offices in Boston and Martha’s Vineyard, MA. With a specialty in high-end, historically motivated architecture and interior design, his firm is focused primarily on residential architecture, reflecting classic styles.
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Michael T. Tirico Michael T. Tirico
​​​Michael T. Tirico is one of the most recognizable faces and voices of ESPN, where he has handled a variety of assignments for ESPN/ESPN Radio and ABC sports since 1991. In 2006, he assumed the role of ESPN's Monday Night Football play-by-play commentator. Tirico’s other assignments include play-by-play and hosting assignment for NBA, college basketball, golf, tennis and other major events.
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Bea González Bethaida “Bea” González
Bethaida “Bea” González is the dean of University College, González supervises quality programming for continuing and part-time education, including credit and non-credit undergraduate and graduate studies, the English Language Institute, the Veterans Resource Center, and Summer@Syracuse programs.
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Mary Lovely Mary E. Lovely
Mary E. Lovely is the Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar and Professor of Economics at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, where she also serves as the chair of the International Relations Program.
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Can Aslan Can Aslan
Can Aslan is a second-year international doctoral student in the bioengineering Ph.D. program in the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Aslan received a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from the University of Nottingham in England.
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Needa Sarshar Nedda Sarshar
Nedda Sarshar is a junior international student from Toronto, Canada, Sarshar is a dual major in writing and rhetoric and citizenship and civic engagement, pursuing a minor in English and Textual Studies.
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Aysha Seedat Aysha Seedat
Aysha Seedat is currently a senior, serving as Student Association President for the 2015-2016 academic year. Aysha is a policy studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences with a focus on education policy.
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2015 Syracuse University Commencement