Senior Partner, The Mack Company
David S. Mack, senior partner of The Mack Company developers, is a 1967 Hofstra graduate who earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
He has served as vice chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,
Mr. Mack is a longtime member of the Hofstra Board of Trustees. He’s also a generous donor to the University, most recently with a pledge of $5 million to be used for scholarships and other purposes.
Mr. Mack, who has maintained a strong relationship with Hofstra over the years, stresses the importance of giving back to the University that gave him the edge he needed to become a successful businessman. “The quality education that graduates receive at Hofstra prepares them to become successes in the world,” he said. “The University has made great strides over the years and I’m proud to have played a part in that progress.”
For all of his time, effort and contributions to the University, Mr. Mack was named the 2006 Alumnus of the Year. “I am honored to be selected for this award by Hofstra,” he said at the time. “As an alumnus who was able to use his education to become a successful businessman, I can’t think of a better way to thank the University than by helping current and future students to excel in their fields.”
He has also been honored by having several Hofstra buildings named in his honor, the latest being the David S. Mack Physical Education Center.
Mr. Mack’s generosity is evident as you walk around the Hofstra campus, from the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, named for Mr. Mack and his wife, to Mack Hall, which houses the University Club, and, most recently, the David S. Mack Public Safety and Information Center and the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, the Hofstra arena. The latter was particularly gratifying to him since, as the chair of Hofstra’s Physical Plant Committee, Mr. Mack had a strong hand in guiding the Hofstra Arena from conception to completion.
He also serves on the Capital Campaign Executive Committee. Hofstra in May 2006 launched a $100 million capital campaign to strengthen the University’s already strong academic infrastructure, increase scholarships and attract nationally known scholars to the Hofstra campus.
“All alumni should be proud and happy about the progress that Hofstra has made over the years in becoming a nationally-known institution of higher learning, and they should come back to the campus to see the changes for themselves, “ he said.