Board Positions (Faculty Trustees & Committees)

Under Bylaw II, the Academic Senate nominates constituents to positions on the Board of Trustees, along with other groups at the Institute. The Senate routinely invites reports from these representatives at regular Senate meetings.

Faculty Trustees

  • Tracie Morris (term ending July 1, 2019)
  • Mark Parsons (term ending July 1, 2019)

Two faculty members serve as Faculty Trustee, with full voting rights, of the Board of Trustees for two-year terms. The Board meets quarterly in October, December, March and May, usually scheduled on Wednesdays or Thursdays at noon or at 3 pm at Manhattan locations. The May Board meeting is held in Brooklyn. Faculty Trustees also serve as voting members of the Finance and Audit Committee which usually meets quarterly, also in Manhattan.

The Senate solicits nominations for these positions from constituents near the beginning of spring semester. Nominations remain open for a period of at least two weeks. All nominations are confirmed in writing, and candidates are asked to submit a statement and resume for consideration. The Senate elects a slate of nominees which, along with nominees from other groups at the Institute, are considered by the Board Committee on Trusteeship, which makes final recommendations to the Board of Trustees. See Nominations for details on deadlines and procedures.

Board Non-Standing Committee Members

Two voting members and two non-voting observers are selected to serve on each of the following committees (terms ending July 1, 2019).

 Voting MembersObservers
Academic Affairs: focuses on academic policy, including curriculum and faculty matters, and the conferral of honorary degrees.
  • Erika Hinrichs
  • Michael O'Rourke
  • Heather Lewis
  • Jonathan Scelsa
Buildings and Grounds: focuses on facilities, the campus master plan, capital projects, real estate, security and physical plant policy.
  • Kent Hikida
  • T. Camille Martin
  • Keena Suh
  • Yutaka Takiura
Development: focuses on strategic approaches in fundraising from individuals, corporations and foundations, government, alumni, and other funding sources. Also focuses on fundraising events such as the annual Legends dinner.
  • Farzam Yazdanseta
  • Susan Young
  • Mark Rosin
  • Richard Sarrach
Student Affairs: focuses on campus life policy, including all matters pertaining to student life and the campus community.
  • Michael Gerbino
  • Patricia Medeja
  • Darini Nicholas
  • Wilfredo Ortega
Each committee is chaired by a trustee and includes between four and eight trustee members. In addition to faculty members, these committees include student members and administrative liaisons. The committees meet quarterly and as the need arises.

The Senate solicits nominations for these positions from constituents near the beginning of spring semester. Nominations remain open for a period of at least two weeks. All nominations are confirmed in writing, and candidates are asked to submit a statement and resume for consideration. The Senate elects a slate of nominees which, along with nominees from other groups at the Institute, are considered by the Board Committee on Trusteeship, which makes final recommendations to the Board of Trustees. See Nominations for details on deadlines and procedures.