Syracuse University

Board Members

2014-2015 Syracuse University Alumni Association Mission and Board Members

The Association is formed to promote the general welfare and interests of Syracuse University as an institution committed to promoting learning through teaching, research, scholarship, creative accomplishment, and service. The Association shall create an environment, in which Syracuse University graduates, former students, current students, and friends become and stay connected to the University,

The Association shall serve in an advisory capacity and shall have no fiduciary responsibility to the University. The Association should serve as the umbrella organization for University alumni and strengthen and grow the SU global community by:
  • Acting as ambassadors to and for Syracuse University
  • Supporting the University financially and by encouraging others to do so
  • Working with the University to facilitate ongoing access to knowledge, services and opportunities
  • Identifying desirable candidates for admission and connecting with current students, young alumni, and alumni in meaningful ways that create lifelong engagement and commitment to the University.

Officers and Executive Committee:


Mark J. Verone '95 NEW, Inverness, IL
Laurie B. Taishoff '84 NEW, Annapolis, MD
Vice President
Andrew D. Laver '01 VPA, Voorhees, NJ

Vice President
Tracy M. Barash '89 WSM, Atlanta, GA

Alumni Relations Representative
David W. Bartell, Executive Director for Outreach Programs

Regional Advancement Representative
Deborah J. Armstrong G'10 MAX, Interim Vice President, Development
Tammy S. Schlafer, Executive Director of Development, Annual Giving
Louis G. Marcoccia '68, G'69 WSM, Treasurer  Board of Trustees and Executive VP & CFO

Committee Chairs:
Andrew D. Laver '01 VPA, Cherry Hill, NJ

Jennifer D. Erzen '97 VPA, Manlius, NY
Generation Orange

Boris Gresely '15 A&S, West New York, NJ
Tracy M. Barash '89 WSM, Atlanta, GA
Pamela A. (Brink) Mulligan '89 A&S/NEW, Lawrenceville, NJ

Planning Task Force
Mark J. Verone '95 NEW, Inverness, IL

Veterans and Military Alumni Engagement
Thomas M. Caruso G'14 MAX/LAW, New Hartford, NY

General Board Members:
Reginald J. Acloque '99 i-School, Mableton, GA
Ann-Marie Buerkle G'94 LAW, Syracuse, NY
Anthony N. Colon '03 i-School, New York, NY 
Mark T. Erwin G'12 MAX, Falls Church, VA
Carla Fischer '87 A&S/NEW, Fayetteville, NY
Tanya M. Forrest-Hall '93 HD/WSM, Mableton, GA
Ray Freiwirth '75 ENG/A&S, La Jolla, CA
Travis G. Mason '06 A&S, Washington, DC
Danielle Matfess '13, G'14 WSM, Brooklyn, NY 
Ryan P. McNaughton '96 NEW, Niles, OH
Jesse A. Mejia '97 VPA, Landover, MD
Robert P. Mitchell G'75 NEW, Cambridge, MA
Shawn R. Outler '89 WSM, New York, NY
Student Representatives:
Lara S. Alkarim '16 A&S, Denver, CO
Janine M. Bogris '18 NEW, Fair Lawn, NJ 
Jack J. Harding '17 A&S, Pleasanton, CA   
Aysha Seedat '16 A&S, Fair Lawn, NJ




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