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Advisory Board

The volunteer leadership of the Advisory Board provides human and financial resources necessary to achieve the mission and vision of The College of the Arts.

Activities include:

  • Advising and supporting the academic and nonacademic programs of the College in keeping with the University’s strategic plan
  • Providing leadership in raising funds to accomplish the College’s priorities and strategic objectives.
  • Assisting the Dean in developing the College’s short and long term objectives
  • Serving as an advocate for the College in the community.

College of the Arts Advisory Board Members:

Name Title
Gerald Appelstein CEO, Applehouse LLC.
Val Azzoli Co-Chairman and CEO (ret.), Atlantic Records
Harold Bryant, Jr. Executive Producer and Sr. VP, Production,  CBS Sports
Rose Cali ‘80 Trustee, Montclair State University
Joseph Canderozzi Owner, The Ridge Restaurant; Insurance Exec. (ret.); Trustee, Cento Amici
Michael Chlopak Vice President (Ret.), Citigroup (ret)
Alison Cirenza Public Relations Director (ret.), LIFE, Time Inc.
Teddi Dolph Trustee (ret.), Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey
Kathryn Duva ‘75 CEO, Main Events
Diane Fox SVP, Global Design & Merchandising, Movado Group Inc.
Tamara Freeman, D.M.A. ‘91 Adjunct Faculty, John J. Cali School of Music
Wendy Gillespie ’73 President & CEO, Starhawk Productions, and Frontier Trading, Inc.
Stephen Glasser Chairman, Sandpiper Partners LLC.
Robert Gregory, Chair Founder, Imagination Management Group; Co-Founder, 4C4 Media
Susan Head ’75 MA Principal, Philanthropic Consulting; Senior VP (ret.), Wells Fargo
William Hearst Chairman & COO, The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation
Matthew Hiltzik President and CEO, Hiltzik Strategies
Karen Horne ‘08 Senior VP Enterprise Inclusion, Warner Media
Rosemary Iversen Partner, Montclair Holdings, LLC
Col. Jack Jacobs Military Analyst, NBC / MSNBC
Edith Jenkins Vice President (Ret.), Wilcox-Slidders
Julia Lanigan Founder, Humana Press
Andy Larkin Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase
Nick Matarazzo ‘79 Chief Executive Officer, Jumpstart Automotive Group
Thomas Ott Purepulse Technologies
Richard E. Polton Principal, Value Research Group, LLC
Alan Prieto ‘84 Vice President, ABC News
Maxine Roach Musician, Composer
Marc Rosenweig Prof. Television & Digital Media, MSU (ret)
Denise Rover ’84 Accounts Manager, NBCUniversal all TV Stations
Patricia Selden ED (ret.), AT&T; Advisory Board, School of American Ballet
Omnica Thompson Exec. Producer MSNBC Live with Katy Tur, NBCUniversal Media LLC
Stephen R. Tilton Jr. Dealer Principal, Schumacher Chevrolet Auto Group
Penelope Vance Senior Vice President, PNC Wealth Management
Mary Ellen Waggoner ‘83 Director of Development (ret.), Paper Mill Theater
Frank Walter President and Founding Partner, Petrus Partners
Scott Weiner Principal, SAW Associates LLC.


For more information about the Advisory Board, please contact:

Helene Barsamian

Director of Development, College of the Arts, University Development

School of Communication & Media

David Graham

Assistant Vice President, Major Gifts and Development Leadership, University Development