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Advisory Board: Connecting Students to Public Policy Programs

The Advisory Board serves as the critical connection between students, and public policy education and research. As a globally and professionally diverse team, members are engaged in a broad range of policy and administrative programs, representing the full range of the School of Public Affairs’ academic programs.

Beyond impressive credentials, and breadth and depth of real-world experience, the Board acts as “ambassadors” of the School’s mission by providing insight on key emerging issues and trends in the public sector.


Advisory Board Members

Michael Lewan (Baruch BBA ’72) - Chair

Dr. Stuart Altman (Baruch BBA ’59) – Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management

John H. Banks III (Baruch MPA ’92) – Vice President of Government Relations for Con Edison

Barbara Fife – Former Director of External Affairs at Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs, and Co-Director of the School’s Center for Innovation and Leadership in Government; Board member, New York League of Conservation Voters

James Foy – Consultant and Retired President and CEO of St. John's Riverside Hospital and Riverside Health Care System

Lewis Friedman – Managing Partner of Urban Real Estate Growth Fund, LLC

Amy Hagedorn (Baruch BBA ’58) – President, Hagedorn Foundation; Founder of Sustainable Long Island, and board of advisors member of the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF), a division of the New York Community Trust

Jack Howard Jacobs (Colonel) – Medal of Honor Recipient

Ivan S. Kronenfeld, PhD – Principal at Koerner Kronenfeld Partners, LLC

Martin D. Payson – Former Vice Chairman and Member of the Board of Time Warner Inc.; Trustee Emeritus, Howard University

Larry Pressler – Former US Senator from South Dakota and named Commissioner for the United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad by President Barack Obama

Bill Roedy – Former Chairman and CEO of MTV Networks International

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