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Dean's External Advisory Council 

Members of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s External Advisory Council represent some of the College’s most distinguished and successful alumni. They are highly regarded and well-respected leaders from diverse fields who value the importance of a solid liberal arts education in today’s fast paced and ever changing world.

Members of the Dean’s External Advisory Council work together to help the College strengthen its ties with alumni, the community and corporate leaders. They support the University’s activities as a whole and encourage fellow alumni and friends to become engaged in meaningful ways with the University’s heart and soul, its College of Arts and Sciences. They enrich the educational experience for today’s student body by utilizing connections for internships, sharing real world advice, and providing professional mentoring and employment opportunities. 

Collectively, they are some of the University’s most dedicated and active alumni. They add great value to the College by elevating its presence and success and by helping to secure the resources needed to promote its mission of excellence in teaching, research and education.


The Dean’s External Advisory Council is committed to increasing the visibility and awareness of the College of Arts and Sciences and to promoting opportunities for its faculty and students. It provides valuable intellectual and financial support and advice to the Dean. In supporting the Dean’s vision and areas of priority, the Council elevates both the presence and success of the College of Arts and Sciences and Stony Brook University locally and throughout the world.

Members of the Dean's External Advisory Council

Vito Cannavo ’75, History
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo

Myrna Chao ’77, Economics & Applied Math
FSA, North America Retirement Talent leader,
Global Chair of Inclusion and Diversity
Towers Watson

Errol Cockfield ’94, English
Senior Vice President

Robert J. deBrauwere ’87, Political Science
Pryor Cashman LLP

Gary DeWaal ’76, Economics & English
Special Counsel
Katten Muchin Rosenmann LLP

David A. Glazer ’70 ’74, Biological Sciences, Health Services
President and CEO
White Oaks Consulting Group

Louise Guarneri ’76, Art
Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer
Credit Suisse

Anita Hill Sands ’83, Psychology
Managing Partner
Intuition Financial Placement LLC

Leslie Kaminoff ’77, Music
Akam Living Services

Hal Katz ’72, Psychology
Retired President
Nature’s Best

Jim Keneally ’79, Economics
Harris, O’Brien, St. Laurent & Chaudhry LLP

John T. Lau ’70 ‘73, Physics
AppliedInfo Partners, Inc.

John Lizzul ’75, Economics
Managing Director
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Jaimie Moore ’88, Economics
Citi Investment Research

Peter Remch ’72 & 74, English
Vice President

Barry Ritholtz ’89, Political Science
Chairman & CIO
Ritholtz Wealth Mangement

Marc Tishfield ’87, Economics
Portfolio Manager
Millennium Management LLC

David E. Walt ’79, Chemistry
Tufts University


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