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									Jay Hershenson
Senior Vice Chancellor for University Relations
and Secretary of the Board of Trustees

Jay Hershenson is Senior Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of
The City University of New York. He has served as Vice Chancellor since 1984 and has worked in senior level
administrative positions for six CUNY Chancellors and with over 100 CUNY trustees since the mid-1970's.
His portfolio includes the development and implementation of CUNY's external relations programs, including
governmental, media and community relations, marketing, communications and CUNY-TV and the
administration of the Board of Trustees' agenda, meetings and records.
Current Professional Commitments and Community Service Activities for 2011 include:
-   Appointment by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to serve on the New York City Department of Consumer
    Affairs' Consumers Council
-   Member, Steering Committee of the One NYC One Nation Initiative, a partnership between the Mayor's
    Office of Immigrant Affairs, The New York Community Trust and One Nation
-   Member, Ogilvy and Mather Diversity Advisory Board
-   Member, Board of Directors of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
    Foundation for Investor Education and Chair, Marketing and Public Relations Committee
-   Member, New York State Board of Regents/ University of the State of New York Technology Policy and
    Practices Council
-   Member, The New York Board of Rabbis Lay Advisory Committee
-   Chair, The CUNY Working Task Force on Strengthening Educational Opportunities for Mexicans and
    Mexican Americans
-   Member, The Dominican American National Roundtable Advisory Board
-   Member, The Anti Defamation League's New York Regional Board and Former Vice Chairperson


Senior Vice Chancellor Hershenson most recently served as Senior Advisor for Communications to the 2010
New York City Charter Revision Commission. He previously served as the Executive Director of the
Committee for Public Higher Education, New York City Regional Director of the New York Public Interest
Research Group, Inc.; Unit Director of the United Fund of New York ; member of the United Negro College
Fund Scholarship Committee; and member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Churches.
Prior local, national and state-wide public service: appointment by former President Jimmy Carter to the
National Advisory Committee on Education; appointment by former Governor Hugh L. Carey as one of five
Commissioners on the Temporary State Commission on the Future of Postsecondary Education and the Task
Force on State Aid to Education; appointments by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and former Assembly Speaker
Stanley Fink to the State Consumer Advisory Committee; and as Chair of the New York State Standardized
Testing Advisory Board. He served as a member of The Council for Advancement and Support of Education
(CASE) Commission on Communications and Marketing and also served on the Executive Committee of the
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) Council on University
Relations and Development.
He received an M.A. in Urban Studies and a B.A. in Communications, Arts and Sciences and University
Administration from Queens College, CUNY, after transferring from Queensborough Community College,
CUNY. He was an adjunct faculty member in the Hunter College and Queens College Departments of Political
Science. In 1974, he was elected and re-elected in 1975 to serve as the Chairperson of the University Student
Senate of CUNY and became the first elected student trustee on the University's Board of Trustees.
Senior Vice Chancellor Hershenson has pioneered major public service partnerships between CUNY, media
organizations, and corporate leaders. Together with former New York Daily News Editor-in-Chief Martin
Dunn, he proposed and supervised eight "Citizenship Now!" call-ins over the last seven years, assisting close to
85,000 immigrants. He initiated the "Voting Rights and Citizenship" calendar and curricula project, partnering
CUNY with The New York Times, JPMorgan Chase, TIAA-CREF and The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives.
He is the Senior Project Director for "Women's Leadership," "A Nation of Immigrants," "Let Freedom Ring,"
"City Life," "Investing in Futures: Public Higher Education in America," and "Health in America" calendars
and curricula, again with the Times, corporate and archival partners.
He is the Executive Producer of the Emmy Award winning television show "Nueva York," the CUNY-TV
magazine program about Hispanic communities in New York City, and the Emmy Award nominated television
series on CUNY-TV, "Study with the Best."


Updated April 1, 2011

								
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