The Hofstra Cultural Center (HCC) is an internationally renowned organization that includes a conference and symposium component, performance arts, and the publication of the proceedings of its conferences and symposia. The goal of the HCC is to augment the offerings of the academic departments of the University by developing educational programs related to the cultural and interdisciplinary experience of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and scholars.
The HCC has engaged an Advisory Board who is responsible for advising and ensuring that the HCC continues to excel as a thriving center of the arts.
The Advisory Board is comprised of faculty, students, alumni, and administrators. Each Advisory Board member brings something unique to the Center and will advocate and network to expand HCC’s outreach in the community and meet its core values. In addition, the Board will review conference and speaker proposals, grant applications, and make suggestions for themes and University-wide programs.Executive Director
|Anita Ellis||Commuter Student Affairs||Assistant Dean of Students|
|Athelene Collins||Hofstra Cultural Center||Executive Director|
|Benita Sampedro||Romance Languages & Literatures||Professor|
|Carol Mallison||Hofstra Cultural Center||Manager of Conferences and Events|
|Colin Sullivan||Student Affairs Director of Communications|
|Craig M. Dalton||Global Studies & Geography||Assistant Professor|
|David Henderson||Drama and Dance||Associate Professor, Department Chair|
|Ethna D. Lay||Writing Studies and Rhetoric||Associate Professor|
|Kari Jensen||Global Studies & Geography||Associate Professor|
|Mario H. Gonzalez||Journalism, Media Studies & Public Relations||Assistant Professor|
|Meena Bose||Political Science Professor, Kalikow Chair|
|Melissa Connolly||University Relations||Vice President|
|Tammy Hensrud||Music||Adjunct Professor|
|Warren G. Frisina||Honors College Professor, Honors College Dean|
The Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholars
This award was established in 1985 in recognition of the outstanding role of the late founder of the Hofstra Cultural Center, Dr. Joseph G. Astman. Dr. Astman was a humanist, a cultural comparatist and an international scholar who had the vision to establish the Hofstra Cultural Center as a forum for international scholarly thought.