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
Konation Media
Managing Partner

Larry Dunn
Media and Marketing Executive / Sirius Radio Announcer

Steve Farella
VFL Investment and Advisory

Danielle Gilbride
Field Intelligence Manager
United States Department of Justice

Stephen J. Gold
Board of Directors, World Fuel Services and Former EVP and CIO, CVS Health

Thomas D. Hughes, Esq.
Executive Vice President &
General Counsel, Secretary
GNY Insurance Companies

George Moreira
Pro Tournaments & Olympus US Open Series
United States Tennis Association
EVP Advertising Sales
Fox Sports Sales
Dan Mullin
Senior Vice President, CFO
First Data

Ian Pinnavaia
Director, BlackRock - Aladdin Product Group
Nicholas Plakoris
Marketing and Media Professional
Automotive Industry Analyst/Adjunct Professor
Vice President
Bank of Tokyo
Augusta Sanfilippo
Managing Director, Investment Banking Information Technology - Operations IT, Barclays Int'l
Carlos A. Teixeira '87SVC
Detective Sergeant
Task Force Commander
Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office
Executive in Charge of Production
Leitrim Productions LLC