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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

Richard Alexander

Richard M. Alexander
Richard M. Alexander practices in the financial services area of the global Am Law100 firm Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C. His practice involves some of the most critical enforcement, supervisory and governance matters affecting the financial services industry, representing the companies and their officers and directors, as well as accountants and attorneys, in enforcement or investigative proceedings brought by federal or state agencies.
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Steven Ballentine


Steven W. Ballentine

Steven W. Ballentine '83 was re-elected as a voting Trustee after serving the last six years as a life Trustee and the previous 12 years as a voting Trustee. Ballentine is president and CEO of Ballentine Capital Management Inc., an investment management firm he founded in 1989.  He has been a portfolio manager and analyst for more than 30 years.
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Neil Gold

Neil A. Gold
Neil A. Gold was co-owner of his family’s business, Gold Pure Food Products, which was founded in 1932 in Brooklyn by his grandparents, and recently purchased by LaSalle Capital, a private investment firm based in Chicago. A member of the third generation of Golds involved in the company, Gold was vice president responsible for marketing, sales, shipping and computing before retiring.
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Deborah Leone

Deborah Leone

​​​Deborah Leone is director of internal audit at Goldman Sachs and serves as an observer on a variety of Goldman Sachs firmwide committees. Leone joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in 1989, and was named managing director in 2003 and partner in 2008. Leone is a CPA and started her career at Price Waterhouse in New York in the financial industry service group. Leone is with the UJA Federation of New York Professional Women’s Philanthropy and with Junior Achievement Worldwide.
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 Board Representatives

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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Rajesh Kumar Rajesh Kumar
Rajesh Kumar is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer and Information Science and Engineering program in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Kumar holds a master’s degree in Computer Applications from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, in India.
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Eric Evangelista Eric N. Evangelista
Eric N. Evangelista is a rising senior studying Political Science and History with minors in Policy Studies and Public Health. Originally from Philadelphia, Evangelista will spend the 2016-2017 academic year serving as President of the Student Association.
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Jose Marrero-Rosado José Marrero-Rosado
José Marrero-Rosado was born and raised in Barranquitas, a small country town in Puerto Rico. Currently, senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, double majoring in Biochemistry and Anthropology, he is serving a third term as a University Senator and a second term as the chairman of the University Senate Committee on Student Life.
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  Highlights

2016 Syracuse University Commencement