Board of Trustees

We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated volunteer Board of Trustees. These talented and thoughtful people help make the decisions that set the course for the entire University. Meeting several times a year and in concert with the University's senior administration, the Trustees approve all policy, financial and structural matters. As successful alumni, community leaders, teachers, executives and entrepreneurs, they bring to the table expertise, a commitment to Rider's educational mission and, for many of them, an affection for their alma mater.

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If you are not a Trustee, but would like further information, please contact Debbie Stasolla.

For inquires regarding Board of Trustees
Debbie Stasolla
Associate Vice President for Planning

Meet the Rider University Board of Trustees

Mr. Michael B. Kennedy ’72, ’75
Chair of the Board
Former Partner, PFS National Practice Leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Ms. Ernestine (Mickey) Lazenby Gast WCC ’68
Vice Chair of the Board
Referral Sales Associate
Prudential Fox & Roach

Mr. Christopher Nikolich ’92
Secretary of the Board
Head, Research and Investment Design
AllianceBernstein Defined Contributions Investments

Dr. Mordechai Rozanski
Rider University
Mr. Ralph Anderson ’81
Lexington Capital Management, LLC
Mr. Alberto Baptiste ’80
Senior Vice President
Complex Accounting and Administration Group
BNY Mellon Asset Servicing - CAAG
Ms. Nancy H. Becker
Retired, Founder and President
Nancy H. Becker Associates
Mr. F. Christopher Carothers ’91, ’94
President & CEO
FCC Consulting Services
Mr. Robert Christie ’76
President and CEO
3E Company
Mr. Gregory A. Church ’78, ’82
Private Investor
Dr. Mark C. DeMareo WCC ’78
Director of Educational Services
Educational Information & Resource Center
Dr. E. Bruce DiDonato ’76
Campus Eye Laser and Surgery Centers, Inc.
Ms. Jaimie Flack WCC ’77
Insight Strategies
Ms. Molly O'Neil Frank
Development Consultant
Mr. John Guarino '82
Coca-Cola Refreshments
Mr. Michael Hennessy ’82
Chairman and CEO
Michael J. Hennessy and Associates, Inc.
Mr. Thomas Marino ’69
Cohn Reznick, LLP  
Mr. Donald Monks ’70
Former Vice Chairman & Chief Administrative Officer
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
Dr. Eli Mordechai ’90
Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, LLC

Mr. Thomas M. Mulhare '70
Retired Partner In Charge
Financial Services
Business & Risk Advisory Services
EisnerAmper LLP

Mr. Lewis Pepperman
Firm Co-Managing Director
Stark & Stark, Attorneys at Law

Mr. Gary Pruden ’83
Worldwide Chairman
Global Surgery Group
Johnson & Johnson

Mr. Carl Reichel ’81
Former President, Pharmaceuticals
Warner Chilcott

Mr. William Rue
Rue Insurance Company

Ms. Mika Ryan
President and CEO
Mercer County Sports and Entertainment Commission

Mr. Robert Schimek '87
President and CEO
Americas for AIG's Property Casualty Business

Ms. Colleen (Stacy) Shapiro
Tropico Management, LP

Mr. Gary Shapiro ’72
Tropico Management, LP

Mr. Arthur J. Stainman '65
Senior Managing Director
First Manhattan Company

Mr. Alan Wexler ’85, ’90