The Binghamton University Forum brings together business, professional and community leaders from throughout the area for fascinating presentations and thought-provoking discussions. In addition to promoting University-community relations, the Forum is an effective venue for networking.


  • Ronald G. Goodwin, Chair
  • Brian Sickora, First vice Chair
  • Susan G. Stephens, Second Vice Chair
  • Maureen DeJure Wilson, MBA ’83, Secretary
  • Patricia Gazda-Grace, EdD ’98, Immediate Past Chair


  • Rebecca A. Benner, Interim Vice President for Advancement
  • Sheila E. Doyle, Associate Vice President for Advancement
  • Elena Backlund, Coordinator


  • J. Donald Ahearn*
  • Ruth Foley Ahearn
  • Ferris Akel ‘59
  • George Akel
  • Ronald Akel
  • Warren M. Anderson*
  • Diane E. Arnold
  • Wanda M. Bartle*
  • Robert M. Best*
  • Charles G. Brink*
  • Nancy M. Brink
  • Clifford D. Clark
  • Edgar W. Couper*
  • Esther Couper*
  • Lois B. DeFleur
  • David L. Dickenson*
  • Harriet Ford Dickenson*
  • Carl T. Ernstrom ’61*
  • Eugene C. Gerhart*
  • Morris Gitlitz*
  • S. Stewart Gordon*
  • George L. Hinman*
  • John M. Keeler
  • Lawrence Knaphle*
  • Billie Koffman*
  • Burton I. “Bud” Koffman
  • Ruthanne Koffman
  • Harry Koffman*
  • Ara Kradjian
  • Floyd H. "Rudy" Lawson*
  • Edwin A. Link*
  • Marilyn Link
  • Marion Clayton Link*
  • Theodore E. Mulford*
  • Emily A. Nielsen*
  • Orville F. Nielsen*
  • David A. Niermeyer
  • Florence R. Niermeyer*
  • Leon Payes*
  • Eugene Peckham
  • Olive Bishop Price*
  • Israel J. Rosefsky*
  • Ann S. Rosenthal
  • Charles L. Rosenthal*
  • John F. Russell*
  • Glenn R. Small
  • Alice A. Wales*
  • Darwin R. Wales*
  • Peter P. Zayac, Jr.*



April 14, 2015 

"Broken Bonds: What Family Fragmentation
Means for America's Future"
Mitch Pearlstein '70

May 14, 2015

Binghamton University Art Museum
Tour and Reception
Overview and Tour by Diane S. Butler, director,
University Art Museum

June 6, 2015

Black Tie Gala
Entertainment by Seth Rudetsky
Binghamton University

September 30, 2015

"The Malawi Children's Mission and Binghamton University
CCPA Partnership"
Laura Bronstein, dean, CCPA
Lisa Blitz, assistant professor, CCPA
Steven Koffman, founder and board member, MCM

October 27, 2015

"Healthcare: Call to Action"
Lisa Bobby, director of planning at Lourdes Hospital
Robin Kinslow Evans, vice president, Strategic 
Planning at UHS

November 2015

Social Event
Binghamton University Theater and Music
Department Production

December 2015

"Vision for the Future"
Binghamton University Pharmacy School 

Details of Events →

Last Updated: 1/29/15