H. Carl McCall Reappointed as Chairman of SUNY Board of Trustees

June 24, 2014

Albany – The State University of New York today announced that H. Carl McCall has been reappointed as trustee and chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees. Additionally, SUNY announced the appointment of Lawrence Waldman and reappointment of Trustee Eric Corngold.

“I want to thank the Governor and the Senate for the reappointments of Eric and myself, and for the appointment of the Board’s newest member, Larry Waldman. We welcome him to this distinguished group of New Yorkers,” said McCall.  “The State University of New York has made incredible strides in the last few years and in partnership with the vision of Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, I look forward to continuing to move our important initiatives forward as Chairman of the Board.”

“The reappointment of Chairman McCall through 2021 is excellent news for SUNY students, faculty, and staff as well as our 64 campus presidents and their administrations,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Together with Trustees Corngold, Waldman, and the rest of the Board, the SUNY system is poised to continue its national leadership while ensuring access to quality, affordable higher education for all New Yorkers. Thank you to Trustee Hunt for his service on the Board, and to Governor Cuomo and the State Senate for these most recent appointments.”

The Governor’s appointments were confirmed by the New York State Senate Friday, June 20. Waldman will replace Stephen Hunt on the Board, in a term that expires June 30, 2020. Terms for McCall and Corngold expire June 30, 2021.

About Lawrence Waldman
Mr. Waldman currently serves as an advisor to the accounting firm of EisnerAmper LLP, where he was previously the partner-in-charge of Commercial Audit Practice Development for Long Island. Prior to joining EisnerAmper, Mr. Waldman was the partner-in-charge of Commercial Audit Practice Development for Holtz Rubenstein Reminick, LLP from 2006 to 2011. Mr. Waldman was the Managing Partner of the Long Island office of KPMG LLP from 1994 through 2006, the accounting firm where he began his career in 1972. 

He is currently the treasurer of the Long Island Association as well as a member of its board of directors. In addition, Mr. Waldman is a member of the Board of Directors and treasurer of both the Long Island Angel Network and the Advanced Energy Research Center at Stony Brook University, and a member of the Dean's Advisory Board of the Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business. He previously served as the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and as chair and a member of the finance and audit committees. Mr. Waldman serves as a member of the board of directors of Bovie Medical Corporation, and as chair of its audit committee. Mr. Waldman is also a member of Supervisory Committee of Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

A devoted volunteer for a broad array of charitable and civic organizations, he served as president of the Nassau Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was the president of the East Williston Union Free School District and was the treasurer of the Nassau Suffolk School Boards Association. He also served on the Board of the United Way of Long Island. In addition, Mr. Waldman is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Waldman received his bachelor's degree and MBA from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he is also an adjunct professor.

About the SUNY Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the State University of New York. It consists of 18 members, 15 of whom are appointed by the Governor, by and with consent of the New York State Senate. In addition, the president of the Student Assembly serves as student trustee and the presidents of the University Faculty Senate and Faculty Council of Community Colleges serve as ex-officio trustees.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, a law school, the country’s oldest school of maritime, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.4 million students amongst its entire portfolio of credit- and non-credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide are nearly $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2023, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunities, visit suny.edu.

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