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Committee and Anniversary Planning Structure

(as of 6/15/10)

| 75th Anniversary Committee | Executive Committee | Planning Committee | The 75th Anniversary Honorary Committee |
| Student Committee | "Hofstrapalooza" Festival Student Committee | Alumni Planning Committees | William & Kate Hofstra Honor Roll Committee |

75th Anniversary Committee

Chair: Melissa Connolly (E-mail)
Vice President of University Relations

The mission of the 75th anniversary committee is to engage the entire Hofstra University community, including faculty, alumni, administration, staff, students, elected representatives, scholars, and leaders in various professions and in the New York metropolitan region, in the year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of Hofstra University. 

The goal of the 75th anniversary celebration and commemoration is to highlight the achievements of the University community, to celebrate the growth and the success of Hofstra University, and to bring the Hofstra community together, in a series of events and initiatives that will occur beginning September 23, 2010, and end at the end of the 2010-2011 academic year.  These events will be a combination of academic conferences and lectures, alumni gatherings, athletic contests, performances and exhibitions, and student celebrations.

The committee structure is two-fold, and consists primarily of an Executive Committee and a Planning Committee.  The Planning Committee will consist of the chairpersons of eleven subcommittees, as well as ad hoc committee members (faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni) who are interested in assisting with the planning.  It is through the Planning Committee and its various subcommittees that the majority of the planning and execution of the 75th anniversary celebration will take place.


Executive Committee

Chairs:  Richard V. Guardino
Alan J. Kelly

The goal of the executive committee is to engage trustees, prominent alumni, distinguished members of the faculty, scholars, honorary degree and presidential medal recipients, elected officials and government representatives, administrators and subcommittee chairs in the planning of the 75th anniversary.  Executive Committee members will be encouraged to participate in the activities, fundraise, assist with recruiting speakers and honorees, and identify other opportunities and participants.   Executive Committee members will also provide feedback on the planning process, themes, events and communications vehicles of the anniversary celebration.


Planning Committee

The planning committee is made up of the following subcommittees:

Ad hoc members

Academics
Chairs: Herman Berliner (E-mail)
Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs,
Natalie Datlof (E-mail)
Executive Director of the Hofstra Cultural Center, and
Athlene Collins (E-mail)
Associate Director for Project Development, Budgets and Office, Hofstra Cultural Center
The mission of the 75th Anniversary Academics Committee is to highlight ongoing major accomplishments of faculty, alumni, and students and to explore timely issues in a retrospective and prospective manner through conferences and presentations that will bring together Hofstra University scholars and national scholars.

Alumni
Chair: Robert Saltzman (E-mail)
Senior Director of Alumni Relations
Hofstra’s 120,000+ graduates are its former students – the University’s main reason for existence these past 75 years.  This committee’s mission is to involve alumni through communications, activities, voluntary and philanthropic support opportunities throughout the year. 

Arts
Chair: Beth Levinthal (E-mail)
Director of the Hofstra University Museum
The mission of the 75th Anniversary Arts Committee is to plan and implement a series of collaborative and celebratory activities, events and materials that showcase all aspects of the arts and cultural life at Hofstra, highlighting cultural accomplishments, educational opportunities, and achievements of students, faculty, and University organizations past, present and future.

Athletics
Chair: Rocky Silvestri (E-mail)
Assistant Director of Athletics for Marketing and Promotions
The Hofstra University Athletic Department is committed to recognizing the highlights of the past and celebrating the future of the Pride.  The Athletic Department will strive to incorporate these traditions of the University through all athletic events, printed, and electronic materials throughout the year of 75th Anniversary celebration.

Communications
Chair: Lindsey Calabrese (E-mail)
Associate Director of Public Relations
The mission of the Communications Committee is to increase awareness of University Anniversary Celebration to all internal and external University communities and encourage participation and interaction through the use of the web; develop Anniversary Celebration design and resource tool kit for campus communicators; promote Anniversary Celebration through all print and electronic University publications and related merchandise, and work with University History and Signature Events to create initiatives that highlight's Hofstra's great historic moments and engage internal and external communities. 

Development
Chair:  Meredith Celentano (E-mail)
Assistant Vice President for Development
The mission of this committee is to identify funding opportunities and solicit investments and /or sponsorships that will support the various activities    generated for the 75th Anniversary of Hofstra University.

External
Chairs: Richard Guardino (E-mail)
Vice President for Business Development, and
Alan Kelly (E-mail)
Vice President for Developmentat

Logistics
Chairs:  Joseph Barkwill (E-mail)
Vice President for Operations, and
Robert Juckiewicz (E-mail)
Vice President for Information Technology

Signature Events
Chairs:  Lisa Comegna (E-mail)
Director for Special Events, Office of Development, and
Helen Stefanidis (E-mail)
Executive Director of Marketing
The mission of this committee is to plan and implement programs and events that showcase the 75th anniversary by coordinating all activities as developed by each committee during the year-long celebration.  These activities will be anchored by a major opening and closing event. 

Student
Chair: Peter Libman (E-mail)
Dean of Students
The mission of Hofstra's 75th Anniversary Celebration student committee is to represent the diversity and globalization of the student body by planning activities and events to celebrate this significant occasion, and to engage students, both present and past.   The committee also seeks to help students feel connected to the rich heritage of the University, and to embrace its future.  

University History
Chairs:  Geri Solomon (E-mail)
Assistant Dean and University Archivist, Library Operations and
Michael D'Innocenzo (E-mail)
Professor, Department of History
The mission of the University History committee is to encourage the Hofstra community, as well as visitors, to engage in the University's history through exhibits, events, course work, oral histories and the website.


75th Anniversary Honorary Committee

M. Patricia Adamski
Senior Vice President for Planning and Administration
Hofstra University

Sallyanne K. Ballweg
Senior Executive Vice President
The First National Bank of Long Island

Joseph Barkwill
Vice President for Facilities and Operations
Hofstra University

Herman A. Berliner
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Hofstra University

George W. Bilicic, Jr.
Chairman of Power, Energy and Infrastructure
Lazard Freres & Co. LLC

Member, Hofstra University Board of Trustees

Tejinder S. Bindra
Senior Vice President
Jeetish Imports, Inc.

Member, Hofstra University Board of Trustees

Laurie Bloom
Director of Marketing and Communications
Rivkin Radler LLP

Susan W. Blumenfeld
Owner
Susan Blumenfeld Interiors, Ltd.

Meredith Celentano
Assistant Vice President for Development
Hofstra University

Honorable Norman B. Coleman

Athelene Collins
Senior Associate Director, Hofstra Cultural Center
Hofstra University

Lisa Comegna
Director for Special Events, Office for Development and Alumni Affairs
Hofstra University

Melissa Connolly
Vice President for University Relations
Hofstra University

Robert F. Dall
Member, Hofstra University Board of Trustees

Natalie Datlof
Executive Director, Hofstra Cultural Center
Hofstra University

Maurice A. Deane
President
Bama Equities, Inc

Cliff Jernigan
Interim Dean, School of Communication
Hofstra University

Nora Demleitner
Dean, School of Law
Hofstra University

Michael D'Innocenzo
Professor, Department of History
Harry H. Wachtel Teaching Professor for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change
Hofstra University

Jessica Eads
Vice President for Enrollment Management and
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Hofstra University

Bernard J. Firestone
Dean, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Hofstra University

David Foulk
Dean, School of Education, Health and Human Services
Hofstra University

Dolores Fredrich, Esq.
Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel
Hofstra University

Warren Frisina
Dean, Honors College
Hofstra University

Richard V. Guardino
Vice President for Business Development and Executive Dean of the
Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies
Hofstra University

Leo A. Guthart
Chief Executive Officer
Topspin Partners

Amy Hagedorn
Horace Hagedorn Foundation
Member, Hofstra University Board of Trustees

Honorable Kemp Hannon
New York State Senator, 6th District

Jack Hayes
Director of Athletics
Hofstra University

Catherine Hennessy
Vice President for Financial Affairs and Treasurer
Hofstra University

Henry Holley
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Holley Group, Inc

Edward H. Ingles
Professional in Residence
Hofstra University

Judith A. Jedlicka
Partner/Owner
Solutions for Arts & Culture

Sandra Johnson
Vice President for Student Affairs
Hofstra University

Robert W. Juckiewicz
Vice President for Information Technology
Hofstra Univeristy

Robert Kaufman

Alan Kelly
Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs
Hofstra University

Abby Kenigsberg
Member, Hofstra University Board of Trustees

Andrew W. Lackmann
Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Lackmann Culinary Services

Beth Levinthal
Director, Hofstra University Museum

Peter Libman
Dean of Students
Hofstra University

Bruce A. Lister

Karen L. Lutz
Division Manager
Citibank, N.A.

Member, Hofstra University Board of Trustees

Honorable David S. Mack
The Mack Company
Vice Chair, Hofstra University Board of Trustees

Honorable Thomas F. McKevitt
New York State Assemblyman, District 17

James C. Metzger
Chief Executive Officer
Whitmore Group, Ltd.

John D. Miller
Member, Hofstra University Board of Trustees

Vincent R. Molinari
Chief Executive Officer
Global Access Holdings LLC

Marilyn B. Monter
Vice President
The Holiday Organization

Chair, Hofstra University Board of Trustees

Joseph D. Monticciolo
President
The Monticciolo Company

Honorable Kathleen Murray
Supervisor
Town of Hempstead

Martha S. Pope
Trustee
Hofstra University

Edwin C. Reed
Chief Financial Officer
The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York

Member, Hofstra University Board of Trustees

Herbert D. Rosenbaum
Professor Emeritus
Hofstra University

Robert Saltzman
Senior Director of Alumni Affairs
Hofstra University

Robert Salvatico
Senior Vice President – Operations
Jaral Management Corp.

Debra D. Sandler
Worldwide President
McNeil Nutritionals, LLC

Member, Hofstra University Board of Trustees

Liora P. Schmelkin
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and
Dean of Graduate Studies
Hofstra University

Rocky Silvestri
Assistant Director of Athletics for Marketing and Promotions
Hofstra University

Lawrence Smith
Dean, Hofstra University School of Medicine in
Partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System

Salvatore Sodanos
Dean, Frank G. Zarb School of Business
Hofstra University

Geri Solomon
Assistant Dean for Special Collections and University Archivist
Hofstra University

Joseph Sparacio
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner
The Island Financial Group

Lawrence Waldman
Partner in Charge
Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP


75th Anniversary Celebration Student Committee

Annick Aska, Multicultural and International Student Programs
Kathryn Chlosta, Student
Jaclyn Congello, Student Leadership and Activities
Anita Ellis, Off-Campus Living and Commuter Student Services
Nicholas Faranda
Catherine Fisher, Faculty Computing Services
Sara Hinkle, Dean of Students Office
Corinne Kyriacou, Health Professions and Family Studies
Patricia Lam, Student
Andrew Lerner, Student
Peter Libman, Chair, Dean of Students Office
Carol Mallison, Cultural Center
Brian Marquis, Student
Florence Marcantonio, University Advisement
Luke Miedreich, Student
Pat Montagano, Recreation and Intramurals
Lynda O’Malley, Dean of Students Office
Arianne Romeo, Student Leadership and Activities
Himani Sharma, Graduate Business Career Services
Jimmy Wells, Student
Sarah Young, Student Leadership and Activities


"Hofstrapalooza" 75th Anniversary Festival Committee Members

Ariadna Armorta, Student
Elizabeth Blaise, Student
Christopher Botti, Student Leadership and Activities
Gregg Buczkowski, Student
Stan Cherian, Student Leadership and Activities
Nicholas Faranda, Student
Veronica Gerosimo, Alumni
Ricky Guerzon, Student
Peter Libman, Chair, Dean of Students Office
Kate Legnetti, Alumni
Caitlin Maloney, Student
Luke Miedreich, Student
Kiersten Patterson, Student
Vinnie Pezzella, Student
Nicole Segretta, Student
Ryan Sinnot, Student
Claire Tesin, Student
Jimmy Wells, Student
Sarah Young, Student Leadership and Activities

Melissa Connolly, University Relations
Trecia Lorelle, University Relations


Alumni Planning Committees

Gioia Aldrich ’70
Danielle Attias ’01, ’03
Myra Auster ’70
Janeita Bellamy ’08
Robert Bernstein ’55
Kenneth Bianco ’09
Laurie Bloom ’95
Irene Bossert ’64
Hope Morehouse Brockway ’45
Mario Calderon ’00
Elizabeth Cappa ’96
Nicholas Croce ’95
Kimberly Dautenhan ’96
Frederick E. Davis, Jr. ’85
Danielle Dellilo ’01
Linda DiProperzio ’95
Regis Doucette ’75
Kathleen Dwyer ’97
Anita Ellis ’88, ’90
Richard Faiella ‘92
Carolyn Fairchild ’60
Paul Farinella ’69, ’72
Ellen Feinstein ’80
Judith Gilligan ’67, ’72
Martha Green ’68
Ginny Greenberg ’90
Christopher Haburay ’95
Donald Horn ’82
Judith Jedlicka ’66, ’76
Lainie Kazan ’60
Mary Alice LaGiglia-Gans ’89
Margaret Laibach ’80
Gerry Laytin ’77, ’79
Catherine Legnetti ’09
Barbara Lehrer ’70
Madelyn Leibowitz ’64
Tanya Levy-Odom ’90
Alexander Liberman ’00
Anthony Liotta ’76
Louis Liotti ’70
Bruce Lister ’98
Elma Lobaugh ’40
Carol Mallison ’86, ’93
Susan McNeilly ’05, ’09
John Mesloh ’55
Ellen Miller ’87, ’89, ’02
Jeffrey Minihane ’96
Christopher Nicolia ’08
Linda O'Malley ’80
Vanessa Parent ’04
Stacy Perez ’95
Jill Rabin ’75
Steven Richman ’02 ’05
Michelle Robey ’93, ’99
Arianne Romeo ’99 ’02
Robert Salvatico ’95
Emily Schreiber ’65, ’95
Ilene Schuss ’80, ’04
Nicholas Spratt ’08
Karen Vacchio ’96
George Vescey ’60
Michael Wach ’75
Carol L. Whiting ’69
Wynn Wilder ’75


William & Kate Hofstra Honor Roll Committee

Michael Barnes ’76
Laurie J. Bloom ’95
Frederick Davis, Jr. ’85, co-chair
Daniel M. DeStefano ’69
Bernard Firestone, co-chair
Richard Guardino
Alan J. Kelly, co-chair
Alan R. Plotz ’58
Ralph Polimeni
Herbert Rosenbaum
Liora Schmelkin
Geri Solomon