Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

The Board of Trustees

CUNY is governed by the Board of Trustees composed of 17 members, ten of whom are appointed by the Governor of New York State, and five by the Mayor of New York City. The chairperson of the University Faculty Senate serves ex officio, without vote; the chairperson of the University Student Senate serves ex officio, with vote. The individual colleges of CUNY have considerable latitude in governing their own affairs through various bodies representing faculty, students, and administrators. The Board of Trustees decides overall University policy and approves major new collegiate plans and programs.

Board of Trustees

Chairperson William C. Thompson, Jr.
Vice Chairperson Barry F. Schwartz
Trustee Michael Arvanites
Trustee Henry T. Berger
Trustee Una S. T-Clarke
Trustee Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez
Trustee Fernando Ferrer
Trustee Kevin D. Kim
Trustee Mayra Linares-Garcia
Trustee Robert F. Mujica
Trustee Brian D. Obergfell
Trustee Jill O'Donnell-Tormey
Trustee Charles A. Shorter
Trustee Ken Sunshine
Trustee Sandra Wilkin
Trustee Katherine M. Conway, Ex Officio
Trustee John Aderounmu, Ex Officio