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Debate 2016 - Hofstra University - September 26, 2016

Debate Sponsor

David S. Mack ’67

Debate Hall Sponsor
The David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex

David S. Mack is a 1967 Hofstra alumnus and vice chair of the Hofstra Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Sondra Mack, are longtime benefactors of the University. The home of the 2016 presidential debate is the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, named in recognition of David Mack’s extraordinary generosity to his alma mater.

David S. Mack

As Hofstra prepares to host its third consecutive presidential debate as well as a series of related academic programming, Mr. Mack offered his generous support as he did in 2008 and 2012. 

Other Hofstra buildings named in his honor include the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, David S. Mack Hall, which houses the Hofstra University Club, and the David S. Mack Public Safety and Information Center.  In 2006, he was named Alumnus of the Year for his efforts.

He is vice president and senior partner of The Mack Company, where he pioneered the development of large, class A office properties and helped to increase The Mack Company's portfolio to approximately 20 million square feet. 

Previously, Mr. Mack served as a member of the Board of Directors and as vice chairman of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and on the Board of Directors and as commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. 

Mr. Mack serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Northwell Health (previously the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System) and the Pratt Institute. David Mack serves as a member of the Board of Directors of MorseLife, Inc. and the Board of Governors of the Palm Beach Country Club, as well as a member of the Palm Beach Healthcare Foundation, Inc. Mr. Mack is also the First Assistant Commissioner of the Nassau County Police Department.

The 5,023-seat Hofstra Arena was renamed the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex in 2006. Construction of the $15 million, 93,000 square-foot facility began in the fall of 1998 and was completed in December 1999. The Mack Complex houses the Hofstra men and women's basketball, and wrestling teams, and also hosts commencements, exhibitions, trade shows, concerts and other special events.