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Date: Jul 20, 2009
Stuart Rabinowitz Named to Executive Board of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz was named to the Executive Board of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) for 2009-10. President Rabinowitz will serve as the Secretary of the Board, and joins Chair: John E. Sexton, New York University; Vice-Chair: Anthony G. Collins, Clarkson University; and Treasurer: Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J., St. Joseph’s College.
"It's a privilege to be a voice for private higher education in New York State, and to advocate for policies that are in the best interests of students and scholars," said President Rabinowitz.
President Rabinowitz holds positions with a number of important government and community organizations including the Judicial Advisory Council of the State of New York Unified Court System, County of Nassau, and the Nassau County Health and Welfare Council. In addition to his position with the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, he serves on the board of directors for the Fair Media Council and the Long Island Technology Network.
President Rabinowitz is a former member of the Nassau County Blue Ribbon Financial Review Panel, former chair of the Nassau County Local Advisory Board, and a former member of the board of directors of the Long Island Association. Additionally, President Rabinowitz served as a member of the Nassau County Commission on Government Revision, which was charged with drafting a new charter and a new form of government for the County.
He is the recipient of the Martin Luther King Living the Dream Award, EOC; Distinguished Service in the Cause of Justice, Legal Aid Society; UJA Federation Leadership Award; the Bar Association of Nassau County Proclamation for Outstanding Service to both the legal profession and the community; the Community Service Award from the Conference of Jewish Organizations of Nassau County; and the Alumni Association of the City College of New York 2005 Townsend Harris Medal. He has also been honored by the Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet) and was the recipient of Networking magazine’s David Award.
Stuart Rabinowitz was chosen by the Hofstra University Board of Trustees to serve as the eighth president of the University on December 20, 2000. Prior to his appointment, he served as dean of Hofstra University School of Law from September 1989 through June 2001. He joined the faculty of the Law School in 1972. President Rabinowitz currently holds the Andrew M. Boas and Mark L. Claster Distinguished Professor of Law.
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The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) represents the chief executives of New York's 100+ independent (private, not-for-profit) colleges and universities on issues of public policy. Member colleges compose the largest private sector of higher education in the world and confer most of the bachelor's degrees (56%), master's degrees (72%), and doctoral and first-professional degrees (80%) earned in New York State.
CICU’s Board represents executive-level participation from colleges and universities in every region of New York State and highlights the diversity of institution type and size within the Independent Sector. CICU’s mission is to develop consensus among its 100+ members and to advance higher education public policy at the state and federal level. It is the formal organizational liaison with the New York State Board of Regents, the State Commissioner of Education, and the chancellors of the State University (SUNY) and City University (CUNY); and with the proprietary sector.
CICU member campuses enroll more than 464,000 students, including nearly 300,000 New York State residents. One in three (33%) New Yorkers enrolled full time at independent colleges and universities in the state comes from a family earning less than $40,000 annually. And most (54%) African-American and Latino students who earn their bachelor's and graduate degrees in New York State are Independent Sector alumni.
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