Six join University Board of Trustees
Six join University Board of TrusteesNovember 30, 2006SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
Six individuals have joined the Syracuse University Board of Trustees as newly elected voting members, and two have returned to board service from previous trustee appointments. The new trustees participated in their first board meeting this month on campus.
The new trustees are Joshua H. Heintz LAW ’69, Peter A. Horvitz ’76, J. Arthur “Art” Monk ’80, Joan A. Nicholson ’71, G’89, CAS’99, Eric A. Rothfeld and Diane M. Weathers ’71.
Joanne F. Alper ’72, former ex officio board member, was re-elected, and Martin N. Bandier ’62 returned to voting status from emeritus status.
Heintz, a graduate of the College of Law, is a partner with Gilberti Stinziano Heintz & Smith P.C. with offices in Syracuse, Rochester, Albany and New York City. Based in Syracuse, Heintz is co-chair of the firm’s Environmental, Land Use, Energy and Telecommunications Group. He is a recognized authority in town and municipal law, and has expertise in environmental law, right to build, land use regulation and zoning interpretation.
Heintz has served in numerous leadership roles in public and not-for-profit organizations. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Onondaga County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is also a member of the National Stone Association Environmental Committee and Council of Counsels.
Horvitz, a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is chair, president and CEO of Horvitz Newspapers Inc., a privately owned communications company based in Bellevue, Wash. Horvitz Newspapers publishes three daily newspapers and nine Seattle-area weekly and bi-monthly newspapers.
Horvitz serves as a trustee for the American Press Institute, the ArtsFund, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Foundation, the Hawken School, the Performing Arts Center Eastside and the Seattle Foundation. He serves as chair of the Endowment Fund Investment Committee for the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, chair of the Governance/Management Effectiveness Committee for Overlake Hospital Association, chair of the board of the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the chair of the 2006 Annual Campaign for the United Way of King County.
Monk, a graduate of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), is executive and co-founder of Alliant Merchant Services, an electronic payment services company located in Northern Virginia. A football letter winner at SU, Monk joined the Washington Redskins in 1980. In 1997, he was the Redskins’ all-time leading receiver with 888 receptions and 12,026 receiving yards.
Monk is active with the Good Samaritan Foundation, a vision of his and three fellow Redskins players, founded in 1993. The foundation’s mission is to “prepare youth for leadership in the community and the workplace,” working with 50 high school students in after-school programs, tutoring and mentoring.
Nicholson, who received an undergraduate degree from The College of Arts and Sciences, a master’s degree from the College of Human Services and Health Professions (HSHP) and a certificate of advanced study from the School of Education, is a registered dietitian with Colon Rectal Associates of Central New York, where she is a health education coordinator and dietetic counselor with an emphasis on disease prevention and management before, during and after treatment. In addition to her work in the medical practice, she serves as an adjunct professor for SU’s University College and is a doctoral student in nutrition science in HSHP.
Active both professionally and in her community, Nicholson has served as co-chair for many American Cancer Society of Upstate New York committees, including the Public/Professional Education Committee, the Nutrition Committee for Public Education, the Interdepartmental Nutrition Committee, the Colorectal Workgroup and the Comprehensive School Health Education Task Force. She has also served as a medical advisory board member for the local chapter of the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America.
Rothfeld is the chair of REI Capital LLC, a private investment firm. Previously, he was a director of Jones Apparel Group and president and CEO of its Sun Apparel division that included Polo Jeans Co.
Rothfeld’s civic commitments include serving on the Board of Visitors of Stanford Law School and the Advisory Board of the Center for Community Partnership at the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves on the board of directors’ executive committee of Prep for Prep in New York, and the boards of the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy in Greenwich, Conn., and the Foundation for Clinical Research and Inflammatory Bowel Disease in New York. He is also a member of the Finance Committee of the UJA?Federation of New York.
Weathers, a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is the former editor in chief of Essence Magazine, America’s premiere mass circulation publication for African American women. In that position, Weathers launched several attention-getting editorial series that generated strong, favorable responses from readers and other media, including “The War on Girls,” a series examining the challenges and pressures on adolescents and teens, and “Take Back the Music,” a widely heralded exploration of the misogyny in rap music and music videos. She has served as articles editor of Redbook, associate editor of Consumer Reports, correspondent for the Washington, D.C., Bureau of Newsweek, and public information officer for the United Nations World Food Program in Rome.
Weathers is a member of the board of trustees of the Brady Center and Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence.
Alper, a graduate of The College of Arts and Sciences, has been a judge on the Circuit Court for the Seventeenth Circuit of Virginia since 1998. Throughout her career, Alper has been involved in numerous professional organizations and activities. She is currently a member of the Judicial Council of Virginia, the Judges Advisory Committee to the Committee on District Courts and the executive committee of the Virginia Judicial Council for District Courts, and serves as president of District 4 of the National Association of Women Judges.
Alper is a longtime director of the Arlington County Bar Foundation and has served as president of the Arlington County Bar Association, the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Conference of Local Bar Associations of the Virginia State Bar, and as chair of the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. She is a frequent speaker at state and national continuing education programs.
Bandier, a graduate of The College of Arts and Sciences, is chair and co-chief executive officer of EMI Music Publishing. In 1975, he co-founded The Entertainment Co., which scored best-selling songs from Dolly Parton, Barbara Streisand and the Captain and Tenille, and then in 1984, he co-founded SBK Entertainment.
Bandier is a member of the boards of the United Jewish Appeal, City of Hope and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and he serves as a trustee of the TJ Martell Foundation. He also serves on the board for the BMI Foundation Inc. He is director of The National Music Publishers Association and the Rock and Roll Hall Fame, and is president of the International Music Publishers Association. This past June, the Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries was established at SU, thanks to a naming gift from Bandier.