Board of Trustees

Cazenovia College's board of trustees takes seriously the active and conscientious performance of its responsibilities as the institution's governing body. Consistent with generally approved practices for independent colleges, the board and its members leave day-to-day operations and decision making in the hands of the president, the executive staff, the faculty, administration, staff and the institutional governance system. The board avoids decision-making or direct interference in matters of personnel.

In general, the board places a high value on communication and always seeks opportunities to share and receive information. Through its contacts with the president and the executive staff, and through the operations of its committees, the board provides feedback, takes and asks questions, and works diligently to ensure that its decisions are based on informed and thorough understanding of the issues before it.

Board Meeting Schedule
Committee Assignments

 

Officers  
Richard Smith

 Chair
 Kenneth C. Gardiner

John McCabe

 Treasurer
 John McCabe

John A. Bartolotti

 Vice Chair
 John A. Bartolotti

Jeffrey H. Heath

 Secretary
 Jeffrey H. Heath

 

 
Member Term** Committee(s)
John A. Bartolott
John A. Bartolotti
Third Board of Trustees, Vice Chair
Executive Committee, Chair
Academic Affairs
Buildings & Grounds
Committee on Trustees
Enrollment Management
Institutional Advancement
Eric Burrell
Eric Burrell
First Audit
Buildings & Grounds
Institutional Advancement
Staff to Board
Ronald Chesbrough
Ronald Chesbrough
  President, Cazenovia College
Ex officio member of all
committees, except Audit
James D. Freyer, Jr.
James D. Freyer, Jr.
Second Investment, Chair
Committee on Trustees
Executive
Finance
Institutional Advancement
Kennethy Gardiner
Kenneth C. Gardiner
Second Board of Trustees, Chair
Ex officio member of all committees
Jeffrey H. Heath
Jeffrey H. Heath
Third Board of Trustees, Secretary
Buildings & Grounds, Chair
Executive
Faculty to Board
Finance
Investment
Student Affairs
Jeffrey H. Heath
Edwin J. Kelley, Jr.
Second

Finance, Chair
Committee on Trustees
Executive
Investment

Gary Livent
Gary Livent
Second Committee on Trustees, Chair
Institutional Advancement, Co-Chair
Academic Affairs
Enrollment Management
Executive
John McCabe
John McCabe
Second Board of Trustees, Treasurer
Academic Affairs, Chair
Faculty to Board, Chair
Executive
Finance
Investment
Margie Dobin Miller '69 First Academic Affairs
Student Affairs
Shane O'Dell
Shane A. O'Dell '02
Second

Audit, Chair
Enrollment Management
Executive
Institutional Advancement

Edward Priest
Edward Priest
Third Audit
Buildings & Grounds
Investment
Staff to Board
Matthew Reilly First Enrollment Management, Chair
Faculty to Board
Executive
Student Affairs
Elizabeth Rougeux First Institutional Advancement, Co-Chair
Executive
Faculty to Board
Student Affairs
McEwan van der Mandele
McEwan van der Mandele
First Academic Affairs
Finance
Connie Monteleone Whitton
Connie Monteleone Whitton
Third Staff to Board, Chair        
Audit
Buildings & Grounds
Committee on Trustees
Enrollment Management
Executive
Jackie Wilson
Jackie Wilson
First Student Affairs, Chair
Academic Affairs
Executive
Institutional Advancement
Trustees Emeriti
Nicholas J. Christakos*
Winifred E. Coleman*
Robert S. Constable
Charles B. Morgan*
Richard L. Smith
Jay W. Wason, Sr.*
Barbara C. Wheler*
* Deceased
 

**The term of office of all elected Trustees shall be three (3) years. No elected Trustee may serve as Trustee for more than nine (9) consecutive years, except to complete another Trustee's term, or in the case of a Trustee elected to a first term as chair or vice chair in his or her ninth year of service as a Trustee, he or she may be re-elected for up to two additional one-year terms. Time served by a Trustee or Alumni Association Trustee completing a prior Trustee's or Alumni Trustee's term shall not be counted as part of the nine (9) consecutive years.

The term of all Trustees shall commence at the first Board Meeting following the Trustee's election. Any former Trustee may be elected Trustee Emeritus by majority vote of the Board. Trustees Emeritus shall be entitled to attend all Board meetings but shall not have the power to vote.