Matthew Reilly and Elizabeth Rougeux have joined the Cazenovia College Board of Trustees. Reilly will chair the Enrollment Management committee and also serve on the Executive, Faculty to Board, and Student Affairs committees. Rougeux will co-chair the Institutional Advancement committee and also serve on the Executive, Faculty to Board, and Student Affairs committees.
Margie Dobin Miller ’69 has rejoined the Board of Trustees. Miller originally joined the board in 2010 and served three terms. In her new appointment, Miller will serve on the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs committees.
Elizabeth (Beth) Rougeux, of Syracuse, New York, served as director of administration, Office of the Mayor, City of Syracuse, under the Miner administration. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing six city departments and represented the mayor at local and statewide leadership meetings on a wide range of municipal government issues, as well as many communitywide and neighborhood events. Rougeux also negotiated numerous contracts and agreements on behalf of the City including Service Agreements with Syracuse University and Crouse Hospital.
Prior to working for the City of Syracuse, Rougeux held several government relations positions at Syracuse University from 1993 through 2011. Her last position held was Associate Vice President for Government and Community Relations, serving as the principal liaison between the University and federal, state and local governments. Rougeux has also held positions as the Governor’s regional representative for the Department of State and as the executive director of the Onondaga County Child Care Council.
Rougeux earned a Master of Social Work degree from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Science, Recreation Education, from State University College at Cortland.
Matthew Reilly, superintendent of schools, Cazenovia Central School District, in Cazenovia, New York, has over 30 years of experience in public education. Reilly taught secondary social studies in several Central New York school districts for 20 years and has spent the last 11 years as a school administrator at both the middle school level and the district level.
As the superintendent of schools, Reilly is responsible for all aspects of district level leadership including: curriculum and instruction, finance, facilities, transportation, and athletics. Reilly has extensive experience in the area of strategic plan development and implementation. A member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS), Reilly has presented on various topics on a state-wide level.
Reilly received his Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees from Colgate University. He earned his Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership from Syracuse University.
Margie Dobin Miller is a 1969 graduate of Cazenovia College. She continued her education at Elmira College and in 1971, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and psychology from Hofstra University.
Miller worked as an administrator and religious schoolteacher for 16 years as well as having a career in real estate. She also has enjoyed being an active community leader, serving on the boards of several Jewish organizations. They include Mercaz, The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, the Ziegler School of Rabinnic Studies in Los Angeles, and the American Friends of Neve Hanna. She was long active in and now is the immediate past international president of the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism.
Miller’s husband, Joel Miller, was killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, and Miller has dedicated significant time traveling throughout North America speaking about the effects of that event on families and how people cope during life-changing events. She has returned to the Cazenovia College campus to speak to Criminal Justice students about the incidents surrounding 9/11 and its aftermath and has led college student tours at New York’s 9/11 memorial.
A member of the 1824 Society, Miller also has endowed a scholarship. The Margie Dobin Miller '69 Scholarship is intended to assist a student in good academic standing having financial need.