mary adams pres nyc bd of trustees 2009


Immediate: October 26, 2009 Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 E-mail: (Media only)

Nassau Community College Board of Trustees Chair Mary A. Adams Elected President of New York Community College Trustees Board of Directors

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Garden City, NY — Mary A. Adams, chair of the Nassau Community College Board of Trustees, was this year elected president of the New York Community College Trustees (NYCCT) Board of Directors. The Albany, New York-based NYCCT is a voluntary nonprofit consortium of community college trustees established to strengthen the effectiveness of New York’s community college trustees as an active force in the development and implementation of public policy impacting community colleges. NYCCT represents the appointed board members who govern the 30 community colleges in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and the six community colleges in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. With nearly 300 members, the consortium focuses on the legal, fiduciary and governance responsibilities of being a trustee. 

In addition to her duties as president of NYCCT, Adams was asked by SUNY President Nancy Zimpher to be part of a statewide 18 member Strategic Planning Steering Committee, which will play a pivotal role in shaping the development of SUNY’s new strategic plan.

Appointed by former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, Adams has served on the NCC Board of Trustees for 14 years. She was recently reappointed by Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi and the Nassau County Legislature. Prior to serving on the Board, Roosevelt resident Adams had a long and distinguished career in education. She taught mathematics and was an assistant principal in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School district. Among Adams’ many affiliations have been serving as the vice president and then president of the 100 Black Women of Long Island, and being a member of the National Association of University Women and the Roosevelt/Freeport branch of the NAACP.

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