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St. John's President, Conrado "Bobby" Gempesaw, Ph.D., Elected to CICU Board of Trustees

Thursday, April 21, 2016

At its April 21, 2016 meeting in New York City, the Board of Trustees of The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York (CICU) elected the members of its 2016-17 executive committee and welcomed members elected at its Annual Meeting in March. The chairs and members of the Board’s standing committees were also announced.

Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, Ph.D., President of St. John’s University, has been named an at-large member of the 2016-17 Board of Trustees Executive Committee and will serve as Chair of the Communications Committee for CICU. 

CICU’s Board of Trustees represents executive-level participation from colleges and universities in every region of New York State and highlights the diversity of institution type and size within New York State's Independent Sector of higher education.

CICU’s mission is to develop consensus among its 100+ member campuses and to advance higher education public policy at the state and federal levels. It is the formal organizational liaison with the New York State Board of Regents, the state’s Commissioner of Education, the chancellors of the State University (SUNY) and City University (CUNY); and with the proprietary sector.

CICU Board member biographies are online here.

About The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York 
Founded in 1956, The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) in New York represents the chief executives of New York's 100+ independent (private, not-for-profit) colleges and universities on issues of public policy. Member colleges compose the largest private sector of higher education in the world and confer most of the bachelor’s degrees (51%), master’s degrees (71%), and doctoral and first-professional degrees (80%) earned in New York State.