Board of Trustees

The Bank Street College Board of Trustees is the governing body for the College, and is the key policy-making structure for the institution. There are 34 members including the President of the College and five Associate Trustees. It has an Executive Committee and 10 additional committees.

The Board meets four times a year supported by the more detailed work of its standing committees that meet throughout the academic year.

Trustee designations:

  • Life trustee
  • Statutory trustee
  • Non-statutory trustee (this includes student-associate, parent-associate, and faculty-associate trustees).  

Trustee meetings are often focused on a specific topic permitting a more detailed conversation of a strategic issue. Recent topics have included Bank Street Online and the Bank Street Book Store.

Statutory Trustees

  • Yolanda Ferrell-Brown, Chair 
  • Anthony Asnes, SFC '75 
  • Jay Chakrapani 
  • Tiffani Chambers 
  • Suzanne Childs 
  • Jonathan Cole 
  • Bettye R. Fletcher Comer 
  • Tom Fennimore
  • Felice Friedman, GS '76 
  • Sarah Gund, GS '73 
  • Victoria Hamilton 
  • Sue Kaplan, Vice Chair 
  • Kenneth B. Lerer 
  • Adam H. Litke 
  • Christopher Mayer 
  • Joel H. Moser 
  • Michael T. Nettles 
  • Dr. Laura Parsons 
  • Elizabeth S. Pforzheimer 
  • Sandra Pinnavaia 
  • Shael Polakow-Suransky* 
  • Anne V. Shutkin, SFC '95 
  • Howard S. Stein, Treasurer 
  • Lynn G. Straus, GS '57, Vice Chair 
  • Jeffrey I. Sussman, Vice Chair 
  • Kate R. Whitney, Secretary 
  • Debbie Zlotowitz

* President serves as ex officio

Associate Trustees

  • Chris Black, Student Associate Trustee 
  • Jody Gorton, Parent Associate Trustee 
  • Ali McKersie, Staff Associate Trustee 
  • Mollie Welsh Kruger, Staff Associate Trustee 
  • Rose Klein Young, Parent Associate Trustee

Life Trustees

  • George P. Scurria, Jr.
  • Margaret L. Stevens, GS '77