The Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Andrea Shapiro Davis to the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate, Foundation and Major Gifts Development. The appointment of Ms. Davis is effective Nov. 15, 2013 at a salary to be determined by the Chancellor.
Ms. Davis has provided over 25 years of distinguished public service in senior-level positions involving development, government and external relations, including 11 years as Special Advisor to the Mayor of New York City where she served as Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Appointments and more recently served simultaneously as Executive Director of the NYC Commission on Women’s Issues.
Ms. Davis also worked for nine years at the CUNY School Of Law, where she was Director of Development and External Relations, and for four years as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County.
Ms. Davis serves on the Board of Directors of the Queens College Foundation and the Advisory Board of the Promise Project, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping children with learning disabilities. Previously, she served on the Board of Trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library and Flushing Town Hall, and was the Mayor’s representative on the Board of Directors of the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.
Ms. Davis is a graduate of Queens College, where she was the President of the Student Association, and Hofstra University School of Law. Ms. Davis received a number of prestigious honors and awards including the Chaney Goodman Schwerner Civil Rights Award (presented upon graduation from Queens College) and the CUNY University Student Senate’s Alumni Achievement Award. She was also one of the first inductees into the Queens College Student Association’s Hall of Fame.
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