Study New York works 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.

The consortium is governed by a Board of Directors elected from its membership and includes Officers, Members-at-Large, and Non-Voting Liaisons.  The liaisons are representatives from the City University of New York (CUNY), the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU), the New York State Department of Economic Development, the State University of New York (SUNY), and the U.S. Commercial Service.

The goals of the consortium are acted on through the work of the Board of Directors, standing and ad-hoc committees, and the volunteer efforts of representatives from member campuses.

Questions concerning the consortium can be sent to and will be forwarded to the proper board member.


Position Member Institution Term
Chair Doug Langhans SUNY Cortland 01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020
Chair Elect Robert H. Summers SUNY – Buffalo State College Appointed – 12/31/2020
Treasurer Jane Benson-Rivera SUNY Albany 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2023
Secretary Stephen Sobierajski Culinary Institute of America Appointed – 12/31/2020


Member Institution Term
Lena Adely Manhattanville College 01/01/2017 – 12/31/2020
Amy Arcario St. John’s University 01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020
Maria Conzatti Nassau Community College 01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020
Alexandra DeStefano Concordia College 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2021
Tricia Herritt SUNY – Buffalo State College Appointed – 12/31/2020
Robert Olivia St. Francis College 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2021
Arlene Spencer Fulton-Montgomery Community College 01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020
Amanda Stevens SUNY New Paltz Appointed – 12/31/2020
Alfredo Varela The College of St. Rose Appointed – 12/31/2020
Yu-wan Wang SUNY Stony Brook 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2021

Non-Voting Liaisons

Member Organization
Kathryn Bamberger NYS Department of Economic Development
Mark Ciolli City University of New York (CUNY)
Joan Kanlian U.S. Commercial Service
Susan Nesbitt Perez Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU)
James Pasquill State University of New York (SUNY)

Appointed Position

 Ward Deutschman – Communications Director