SUAA Board of Directors

The SUAA Board of Directors guides the Syracuse University Alumni Association in establishing priorities for alumni engagement consistent with University goals. Board members have distinguished themselves as leaders within the alumni community while demonstrating a personal commitment to the University. They are ambassadors who have great knowledge on the history, traditions, and activities of SU.

The board’s mission is to create an environment in which Syracuse University alumni, former students, parents, students, and friends become and stay connected to the University and support it with their work, wisdom, and wealth. The term length is two years, and board members can serve up to two terms. Board members are asked to:

  • Advance the mission, purposes, and priorities of the SUAA and the University while promoting diversity.
  • Attend and participate in board meetings and meetings of assigned committees and any other entities, in compliance with bylaws provisions.
  • Attend University programs and events on campus and regionally.
  • Join affiliated alumni groups in one’s region or interest areas.
  • Identify potential students for admission to and promote their interest in the University.

Know of fellow alums who could lend their talents? Nominate potential candidates to join the board!

Current Board Members

Mussadiq “Muss” Akram ’10
Director

Cerri Banks ’00, G’04, G’06
Director

Tracy Barash ’89
President-Elect, Nominating Committee Chair

Stephen Barton ’13
Director

Andrew Baumbach ’84
Director

Janine Bogris ’18
Student

Thomas Caruso G’14
Veterans and Military Alumni Engagement Committee Chair

Anthony Colon ’03
Director

Russel DeRemer ’77
Director

Mark Erwin G’12
Director

Eric Evangelista ’17
Student

Carla Fischer ’87
Director

Tanya Forrest-Hall ’93
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair

Ray Freiwirth ’75
Director

Boris Gresely ’15
Generation Orange Committee Chair

Jack Harding ’17
Student

Drew Jacobson ’19
Student

James Kidder G’01
Director

Andy Laver ’01
Vice President, Awards Committee Chair

Travis Mason ’06
Director

Danielle Matfess ’13, G’14
Director

Ryan McNaughton ’96
Director

Jesse Mejia ’96
Director

Shawn Outler ’89
Director

Mark Verone ’95
President

Matt Zeller G’06, CAS ’06
Director