Two New CUNY Trustees Appointed
A priest from the Archdiocese of New York
and a specialist in English Renaissance drama have recently
joined the CUNY Board of Trustees. Father John S. Bonnici
officially joined the Board on April 16 as a gubernatorial
appointee; his term expires in 2008. By virtue of her recent
election to a two-year term as chair of the University Faculty
Senate, professor of English Susan Gushee OMalley
has become a non-voting ex officio member of the Board, succeeding
|Susan Gushee OMalley
Bonnici, who was ordained at St. Patricks
Cathedral in 1991, earned a B.A. in Biology and Philosophy
at St. Johns University and three advanced degrees in
theology from the John Paul II Institute in Washington and
the St. John Lateran and Gregorian Pontifical Universities
in Rome. He is the author of a book on the life and theology
of Hans Urs von Balthasar and co-author of a handbook on the
celebration of marriage in the Catholic Church.
Father Bonnici currently directs the Family
Life/Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of New York and
is chair of the New York State Catholic Conferences
Human Life Coordinators and a member of its Public Policy
OMalley, who has taught at Kingsborough Community College
since 1974, has been a member of the Senates executive
committee since 1990. She is also the second holder of the
chair from a CUNY community college campus.
The recipient of several grants, including
an NEH, a Mellon, and a Fulbright, OMalley earned her
B.A. at Smith College and her M.A. and Ph.D. at Tulane University.
She taught there for several years before arriving at CUNYs
Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn campus.
|Nilda Soto Ruiz
OMalley has published in several fields: early modern
drama and pamphlet literature, womens studies, education,
and disability studies. Her book Custom is an Idiot:
Jacobean Pamphlets on Women is forthcoming next year from
the University of Illinois Press. OMalley has also taught
for many years at City Colleges Center for Worker Education,
and now teaches in the Liberal Studies program at the Graduate
At press time, Governor Pataki nominated Dr. Hugo Morales, a
prominent physician with a longstanding record of community
and civic leadership, to the Board. A profile on Morales will
appear in the next issue of CUNY Matters.
Also at press time, Trustee Nilda Soto Ruiz, Superintendent
of Monitoring and School Improvement for the New York City public
school system and a member of the Board of Trustees since 1996,
was renominated by the Governor. Trustee Ruiz chairs the Boards
Committee on Academic Policy, Programs, and Research, and a
special Committee on Community Colleges.