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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

The Dean’s Advisory Board

The Dean’s Advisory Board comprises dedicated alumni, parents and friends of the College of Arts and Sciences who serve as stewards and advocates. The Board’s mission is to advise the Dean of the College as well as develop resources for endeavors that further the strategic objectives of the College.

We are grateful to the members of our Advisory Board who give generously to the College and contribute to life on campus through mentoring, research, enterprise, and service.

Don Andres ’68
Los Angeles, CA

Stephen Barton '12
Director of Intergovernmental Relations
Senator Charles E. Schumer's Office
New York, NY

S. Jeffrey Bastable ’69, G’73
Director of Philanthropy
Honor Flight
Syracuse, NY

Alicia Carroll '88
Physician, Opthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Alicia Carroll M.D. Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Center, PLLC
Charlotte, NC

Kia Chandler ‘00
Assistant General Counsel
Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD

Ron Chin '97
Chief Operating Officer
Lizard Investors, LLC
Chicago, IL

Claude Cowan '68
Washington DC VA Medical Center
Washington, DC

Renée Crown ’50, H'84
Civic Leader and Philanthropist
Life Trustee, Syracuse University Board of Trustees
Wilmette, IL

Ken Dixon ’91, P’23
Senior Vice President, Verizon Wireless
Group President, Consumer Markets, Verizon Communications
Far Hills, NJ 

Richard B. Dobbis ’70
Rick Dobbis Organization Global (R-Dog)
New York, NY

John Duffy G’87, P’20
Real Estate Manager and Investor
Ellicott City, MD

Laura A. Feldman ‘81
Feldman & Pinto
Philadelphia, PA

Winston C. Fisher ’96
Partner, Fisher Brothers Management
Life Trustee, Syracuse University Board of Trustees
New York, NY

Karen Au Frank '03
Associate Partner Organizational Change Management
IBM Corporation
New Canaan, CT

Stephen Huttler '71
Senior Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Washington, DC

Alexander Kadish ’01
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley
Manhattan Beach, CA

Barbara Kurman G’79, P’07, P’11
Vice President
e3 Northeastern Technologies
Upper Saddle River, NJ

Michael Kurman ’73, P’07, P’11
Founder and President
Michael Kurman Consulting, LLC
Upper Saddle River, NJ

Connie Matteo '88, G'91
Assistant General Counsel
Pfizer, Inc.
Madison, NJ

Edward Mitzen ‘88
Fingerpaint Marketing
Saratoga Springs, NY

Joan K. Nicholson ’71, G’89, CAS'99
Associate Professor and Dietetic Technician, Nutrition Care Program Director, Morrisville State College
BOV, Volunteer Parent Representatives
Life Trustee, Syracuse University Board of Trustees
Cazenovia, NY

Anthony Noble ’99
Princeton Real Estate Partners, LLC
Forest Heights, MD

Gezzer Ortega '03
Physician Scientist at Brigham and Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School Center for Surgery and Public Health
Boston, MA

Elliott I. Portnoy ’86
Global Chief Executive Officer
Member, Syracuse University Board of Trustees
Washington, DC

Michael Putziger '67
Winn Companies
Cohasset, MA

Andrew Rasanen ’73
Director, Corporate Communications
New York, NY

Joann ("Jan") Raymond ’65
Artist and Educational Reformer
Darien, CT

Debra Adams Simmons '86
Executive Editor, Culture
National Geographic
Washington, DC

Paul Swartz '05
Director and Senior Economist
Boston Consulting Group
New York, NY

Alan D. Sweetbaum ’78 (Chair)
Sweetbaum Sands Anderson PC
Denver, CO

Michael Thonis ’72
Co-Founder and Retired Senior Advisor
Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC
Member, Syracuse University Board of Trustees
Boston, MA

Thomas E. Toomey ’95
Vice President, Investment Management Division
J.P. Morgan Chase & Company
New York, NY

Judy Pistaki Zelisko ’72
Lake Forest, IL