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Presidential search committee is named

The Presidential Search Committee, chaired by Kathryn Grant Madigan, Esq., chair of the Binghamton University Council, will hold its first meeting on April 15.

The committee includes 17 voting members, one non-voting SUNY representative and a campus liaison. SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher is expected to attend the first meeting.

A website has been developed to provide updates on the search process. The site — at — also presents visitors an opportunity to provide comments and feedback.  

The committee is:

• Kathryn Grant Madigan, Esq., Committee Chair   
Partner, Levene Gouldin &  Thompson, LLP   
Binghamton University Council, chair
Binghamton University Foundation, trustee       

• Michelle Adams ’94
Executive director, The Association for a Better New York
Alumni Association representative

• Thomas Doty
Binghamton University
Council member

• Katie Howard
Undergraduate student

• Bonnie Jenson
Personnel assistant, Human Resources       
Professional Employees Council chair

• Wayne Jones
Professor/Chair, Department of Chemistry

• Thomas Kelly
Professor, School  of  Management

• David Lavallee
SUNY Provost and Vice
Chancellor for Academic Affairs (interim)

• Jared McShall
Graduate student, Department of Psychology

• James Orband ’81
Managing Partner, Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP   
Binghamton University Council, member
Binghamton University Foundation, trustee

• Timothy Perry
Professor/Chair, Department of Music

• Matthew Salanger
President/CEO, United Health Services
Binghamton University Council, member

• Edward Shephard
Head of Collection Development, University Libraries

• Gale Spencer   
Distinguished Teaching
Professor/ Decker Chair in Community Health Nursing, Decker School of Nursing

• Krishnaswami “Hari” Srihari   
Dean, Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and
Applied Science

• Dawnie Steadman   
Professor, Department of

• Mark Zurack ’78
Adjunct professor/consultant, Columbia University and retired managing director,
Goldman Sachs
Binghamton University Foundation Chair

• Aimee Bernstein   
Associate vice chancellor  (non-voting)

•  Laura L. O’Neil   
Campus staff liaison


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Last Updated: 10/14/08