About Study New York

The mission of the Study New York consortium is to work collaboratively with its member colleges, universities and partners through special programs and global outreach to promote New York State internationally as the premier education destination for students, researchers, visiting professors and other exchange visitors.

Study New York, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is the largest consortium of colleges and universities in the U.S., comprised of independent (private, non-profit) colleges and universities, SUNY (State University of New York), and CUNY (City University of New York) colleges and universities. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors elected from its membership and its work is done through three main committees. Non-voting liaisons to the Board include representatives from the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU), SUNY, CUNY, New York State Department of Economic Development, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

  • Study New York Board Members (term):
    • Chair – Monica Esser – Jan 1, 2016– Dec 31, 2017
    • Chair Elect – Doug Langhans –  Jan 1, 2016– Dec 31, 2017
    • Past Chair – Maria P. Conzatti – Jan 1, 2016 – Dec 31, 2017
    • Treasurer – Christine Bilfinger – Jan 1, 2015 – Dec 31, 2018
    • At large board members –

      • Amy Arcario, Bernadette Brennen, Mitchell Chavez, Arlene Spencer – Jan 1, 2016 – Dec 31, 2017
      • Lena Adely, Alexander Polk – Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2019
    • Director, Communications – Ward Deutschman – appointed position
    • Liaisons representing major supporting/sponsoring organizations –

      • CICU, Susan Nesbitt Perez
      • US Dept of Commerce, Joan Kanlian
      • NYS Dept of Economic Development, Kathryn Bamberger
      • CUNY, Clare Norton
      • SUNY, Emily Brew, Lori Thompson, Sally Crimmins


  • Study New York Board Member Job Descriptions
  • Study New York Committee and Chairs
  • Study NewYork Member List 05-2016
  • Study New York Bylaws
  • Study New York Membership Application
  • Study New York IRS Form W-9