Executive Committee & Advisory Board Members

The Executive Committee and the Advisory Board of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute are advisory councils to the director of the Institute. Members are selected from among the faculty and leaders from the community appointed by the President of The City College of New York, and approved by the Senate.

Executive Committee Board members:

Dr. James Biles, Associate Professor of Sociology, The City College of New York, CUNY

Dr. Janis Massa, Professor of English, Lehman College, CUNY

Dr. Juan Carlos Mercado, Professor of Latin American Studies & Dean, Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education and Director of the Study Abroad and International Programs, The City College of New York, CUNY

Dr. Suzanne Oboler, Professor of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Advisory Board members:

William Batista, BPD Bank

Dr. Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Interim President of Hostos Community College, CUNY

Ana I. Garcia Reyes, Hostos Community College, CUNY

Dr. María Amalia León, Director of Centro León and President of Fundación Eduardo León Jimenes   

Benny Lorenzo, B.L. Capital Partners, L.P.

William Rodriguez, President of National Supermarket Association