The School of Education Alumni Advisory Board advises The School of Education (SOE) regarding its progress with external individuals and organizations. They work to create opportunities for professional development, networking, community service, and socialization for our alumni and current students.
Anna R. Lukachik, Chair
Mark A. Andrews
David L. Bell, Ed.D., Dean, The School of Education
Fino M. Celano, Ed.D.
Francine F. Guastello, Ed.D.
Laura Kelly, Ph.D.
Reginald Landeau, Jr., Ed.D.
Anna Maria Montuori
Kathleen Walsh, Ed.D.
Lifetime member: Dr. Jim Sheerin
The mission of the Alumni Advisory Board is to advise The School of Education (SOE) regarding its progress with individuals and organizations external to SOE. As part of this mission, the Alumni Advisory Board develops, plans, and facilitates specific targeted activities to inform these communities and advance the SOE goals.
In carrying out this mission, the Board and its members will
Board members who have already exceeded this annual amount are exempt from this expectation.
Membership on the Alumni Advisory Board begins with a nomination by an existing Board member. The nomination form and the nominee’s résumé are submitted to the Chair and Director of Development for distribution to the Committee. The Dean and the Director of Development meet with the nominee. Based on a review of the nominee’s qualifications and the visit with the nominee, the Advisory Board decides not to extend an invitation for membership, or they make a recommendation to the Board for approval based on the above process. Board membership is held at 20 members and each member is asked to serve a three-year staggered term, renewable to a maximum of two terms.
The Chair presides at all meetings of the Board. The Chair has the power to appoint, with the approval of the other members of the Board by simple majority, any committees that may be necessary and valuable for the achievement of organization’s mission. The Chair is an ex-officio member of all such committees. The chair should serve for a three-year term.
All standing committees help the advisory board fulfill its purpose. The Alumni Advisory Board shall form and maintain the following standing committees:
The board meets four times a year and sets meeting dates for the upcoming year. Meetings are conducted either face-to-face or virtually.
These bylaws may be amended at any regular or special meeting of the Board (at which there is a quorum) by a majority vote of the members present at such meeting, provided that a 20-day notice of the proposed amendment shall have been given to each member by written communication at his or her last known address.
Michael J. Coppotelli ’07GEd
Archdiocese of New York
Karina A. Costantino ’67Ed
District 20 Brooklyn, New York City Department of Education
Maria Dove ’10Ed.D.
School of Education and Human Services, Molloy College
Joshua Furnell ’18Ed.D.
Milton L. Olive Middle School, Wyandanch Public Schools
Ronald D. Gimondo ’00PD
John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Great Neck Public Schools