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New Staff and Student Representatives Appointed to Board of Trustees
Chancellor Kent Syverud has appointed Maithreyee (Mai) Dubé ’92, ’16, G’17 as staff representative to the Board of Trustees. Dubé, who brings significant experience leading diverse student programs and enrollment services, will serve a two-year term. The staff representative is a newly added position to the board.
In addition, new student representatives to the board have also been named for one-year terms. They are Amaar Asif ’22, undergraduate student representative, and Ryan M. Marquette L’22, the inaugural law student representative.
These representatives of the campus community bring diverse backgrounds and insights to the board and its various committees. Their contributions and voices will help the University implement strategic objectives in support of its mission and vision. They will attend meetings of the full board and the board’s Executive Committee during the academic year and share highlights from written reports submitted to the board.
Maithreyee (Mai) Dubé
Dubé leads the enrollment team at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), collaborating with program managers and field partners in assessing the entrepreneurial, education and training needs of veterans and military family members to identify the best programs to help them transition from service to civilian life. Before that, Dubé worked at the School of Education for three years, managing 12 graduate programs in the teaching and leadership department.
Prior to joining the Syracuse University team, Dubé worked with New Horizons of Syracuse and Rochester where she was responsible for the development and facilitation of classes in leadership and other professional development topics. She also worked in the financial services industry as a senior learning and performance specialist and as a banking officer. With a strong commitment to the Central New York Community, Dubé serves on the Board of Trustees at The Gifford Foundation.
Dubé graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master of business administration degree from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, and a certificate of advanced study in conflict resolution from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Dubé will serve the first year of her two-year term as the inaugural staff representative during the 2021-22 academic year. Because of her experience in enrollment services, she will also participate, ex officio, on the board’s Enrollment and Student Experience Committee.
Amaar Asif ’22
Asif is in his senior year of study in biology and neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Coming to Syracuse from Old Bridge, New Jersey, he has been engaged in many important initiatives during his undergraduate years, including serving last year as chair of academic affairs for the Student Association. He also served as a resident advisor for the Office of Student Living in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years.
Asif’s research focuses on evolutionary biology and sexual selection. He is deeply involved in health sciences, having served as a patient care intern at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He also serves as the vice president of finance for the Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity New York Nu Chapter at Syracuse University. He intends to pursue a career in medicine.
Responding to the pandemic, Asif is a crisis mental health counselor at Crisis Text Line and a patient care technician at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, assisting with the influx of patients due to COVID-19. In 2020, he volunteered with the CommonHealth Project, building COVID-19 face shields and delivering them across local communities in the Central New Jersey Region.
Asif serves as one of two undergraduate student representatives appointed for the 2021-22 academic year. He also participates, ex officio, on the Enrollment and the Student Experience Committee.
Ryan M. Marquette L’22
Marquette is a third-year law student in the College of Law and is simultaneously pursing a master of public administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Prior to attending the College of Law, Marquette served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army for eight years and continues to serve in the New York Army National Guard.
Marquette also served as president of Operation Veteran Advocacy, president of the National Security Student Association and member of the Syracuse Law Review. He is also a research assistant for Judge James E. Baker in the College of Law’s Institute for Security Policy and Law.
Marquette serves as the inaugural law student representative for the 2021-22 academic year. He also participates, ex officio, on the board’s Academic Affairs Committee and Enrollment and the Student Experience Committee.