Three New Members Join Board of Directors at Macaulay Honors College

Three new members have joined the Board of Directors of the Macaulay Honors College Foundation. They are David Coulter, a special limited partner with private equity firm Warburg Pincus;  Steven Goldman, a partner of Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel, LLP;  Michael Grohman, a partner at law firm Duane Morris. The Board of Directors seeks to attract private philanthropic support for Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York and its academic programs and students.

“I am thrilled to have esteemed and dedicated New Yorkers joining us to advance Macaulay Honors College,” said Mary C. Pearl, Ph.D., Dean of Macaulay. “We look forward to working with them as they bring their individual expertise to the Board in support of the mission and goals of the College.”

“We are fortunate to have David Coulter, Steven Goldman and Michael Grohman as new members of the Board of Directors,” said William E. Macaulay, Chairman of the Board. “They are joining us at an exciting time during our 15-year anniversary with the promise of continued success in the future.”

David A. Coulter has served in various roles at Warburg Pincus over the past 10 years, including vice chairman, as well as managing director and senior advisor focused on the firm’s financial services investment activities. Coulter is a director of Santander Asset Management and Triton Container International. He is also a board member of Lincoln Center, Third Way and the Northern California Asia Society. Currently, he sits on the board of Carnegie-Mellon University from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree.

Steven Goldman is an attorney at Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel, LLP. He represents clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, financings, joint ventures, private placements, and leveraged buyouts, as well as in general corporate matters. President Obama appointed Goldman to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in August 2014. Goldman is a member of the Economic Club of New York and the Lotos Club, and serves as the firm’s liaison to the Partnership for New York City. He graduated from Boston University with a BA; he also holds a law degree from George Washington University Law School and an LL.M in taxation from New York University School of Law.

Michael D. Grohman is Managing Partner of the Duane, Morris New York office and chair of its Wealth Planning Practice Group. Grohman practices in the areas of tax and estate planning and administration. He has served as Chair of the Advisory Board of Macaulay Honors College. Grohman is a graduate of Brooklyn College at The City University of New York, Brooklyn Law School and the New York University School of Law.

Coulter, Goldman and Grohman join other Board members who include Annie Erner, Norton Garfinkle, Matthew Goldstein (CUNY Chancellor emeritus), Yosef Ibrahimi (’05 Macaulay Honors College at Queens College), Ann Limberg, William E. Macaulay, Anthony E. Meyer, James B. Milliken (CUNY Chancellor), Frederick Schaffer, Laura S. Schor (founding Macaulay Dean) and Michael Zigman.

About Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers exceptional students a uniquely personalized education with access to the vast resources of the nation’s largest urban university and the largest city, New York City. Selected for their top high school records and leadership potential, Macaulay students receive a full tuition scholarship, a laptop and technology support, and an Opportunities Fund to pursue global learning, research and service opportunities. Macaulay students enroll in one of eight CUNY senior colleges: Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, and Queens Colleges and the College of Staten Island. For more information, see

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