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College of Professional Studies Advisory Board

The mission of the St. John’s University College of Professional Studies Advisory Board  is, among other things, to assist the Dean:

  • By strategically thinking about and providing feedback regarding CPS academic programs, curriculum, alumni outreach, resource allocation, and proposed operating budgets
  • By assessing challenging situations, suggesting innovative solutions, identifying opportunities, and leveraging the CPS brand
  • By promoting a positive image of CPS among present and prospective students as well as among alumni and the public (locally, nationally, and globally)
  • By recommending ways in which to enhance relations among CPS’s faculty, students, administrators, and leading individuals and offices within St. John’s University, the business community, and the outside academic community
  • By reviewing financial and quarterly progress reports against CPS stated goals 

Members of the board are selected based on their expertise and come from a variety of fields and industries, we invite you to learn more about our board members and their contributions to our organization. 

Jenny Alonzo

Larry Dunn

SVP Advertising – Newsday Media Group

Steve Farella

VFL Investment and Advisory

Danielle Gilbride

Field Intelligence Manager
United States Department of Justice
Drug Enforcement Administration

Stephen J. Gold

Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, CVS Health

Thomas D. Hughes, Esq.

Executive Vice President
General Counsel, Secretary
GNY Insurance Companies

Nicholas Plakoris

Marketing and Media Professional
Automotive Industry Analyst/Adjunct Professor

Augusta Sanfilippo

Managing Director, Head of Global Cash Securities Operations IT

Carlos A. Teixeira ‘87SVC

Detective Sergeant
Task Force Commander
Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office