Board of Trustees: Nina Tamrowski

Nina Tamrowski

Nina Tamrowski headshotNina Tamrowski, elected President of the Faculty Council of Community Colleges was appointed as a member of the SUNY Board of Trustees on June 24, 2015.  Effective July 1, 2015, her term on the Board expires June 30, 2017.

Tamrowski has served as Delegate to the Faculty Council of Community Colleges (FCCC) from Onondaga Community College since 2009 and was a member of its Governance Committee. She also served as Secretary of the FCCC from 2011-2013, and as Vice President from 2013–2015. Tamrowski has also been the Faculty Council liaison to the University Faculty Senate’s Governance Committee for five years. She was recently granted the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service in spring of 2015.

From July 2013 to July 2014, Tamrowski served on the search committee for the SUNY Provost.  She is currently a member of the Provost’s Open SUNY Advisory Committee, the Diversity Task Force and the Applied Learning Steering Committee.  Tamrowski has also been a great force in the implementation and planning of the SUNY Voices initiative.

Tamrowski has been a Professor of Political Science at SUNY Onondaga Community College (OCC) since 1993.  In that role she has regularly taught classes such as American National Politics; State and Local Politics; Comparative Politics; and Women and Politics.  Tamrowski has also served in other leadership capacities at OCC during her tenure.  She was the Chair of the Social Sciences and Philosophy Department for four consecutive years; founding co-chair of OCC’s Service-Learning Committee and served in that role for seven years; and the Chair of the campus Curriculum Committee. She has been a member of Onondaga’s Faculty Executive Committee since 2009, and served in numerous committees such as the Women’s Studies Committee, the International Education Committee, the OCC Federation’s Executive Committee as the Federation’s Secretary and Delegate, the Ad Hoc Committee on Shared Governance, and most recently in 2013 she served on the Campus Presidential Search Committee. From 1999-2002, Tamrowski was the Executive Director of OCC’s Student Government Organization. In that capacity, she taught leadership skills to students and managed the student government leaders and their affairs.

Tamrowski’s accolades are many, including the International Center’s International Educator of the Year Award (November 2014), Trustee’s Award (May 2013), the Ann Felton Multi-Cultural Award (December 2005), YWCA Diversity Achiever's Award (April 2004), OSSA Faculty of the Year Award (May 2002), and a Resolution of Appreciation from OCC Board of Trustees (May 2002). Tamrowski is also a past president of the League of Women Voters of the Syracuse Metropolitan Area.

Tamrowski earned a Master’s of Arts degree in Political Science from Syracuse University and completed her PhD. coursework in political science as well.  Tamrowski’s B.A. degree in Spanish and Political Science is from SUNY College at Brockport.

Tamrowski is the proud mother of three boys: Tim attends Northeastern University as a Computer Engineering major; Joseph attends Hamilton College; and Liam is 9 and is entering fourth grade in fall 2015.

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