New staff and student representatives appointed to the board of directors


Chancellor Kent Syverud has appointed Maithreyee (Mai) Dubé ’92, ’16, G’17 as staff representative on the board of directors. Dubé, who brings significant experience leading various student programs and enrollment services, will serve a two-year term. The staff representative is a newly added position on the board.

In addition, new student representatives to the board were also appointed for a one-year term. They are Amaar Asif ’22, representative of undergraduate students, and Ryan M. Marquette L’22, first representative of law students.

These representatives of the campus community bring diverse knowledge and knowledge to the Board of Directors and its various committees. Their contributions and voices will help the University to implement strategic goals in support of its mission and vision. They will attend full board and board executive committee meetings during the academic year and share highlights from written reports submitted to the board.

Maithreyee (Mai) Dubé

Maithreyee (Mai) Dubé

Dubé leads the enrollment team at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), working with program managers and partners in the field to assess needs for entrepreneurship, education and training of veterans and military family members to identify the best programs to help them make the transition from service to civilian life. Prior to that, Dubé worked at the School of Education for three years, managing 12 graduate programs in the teaching and leadership department.

Prior to joining the Syracuse University team, Dubé worked with New Horizons of Syracuse and Rochester where she was responsible for the development and facilitation of courses on leadership and other professional development topics. She has also worked in the financial services industry as a senior learning and performance specialist and as a bank manager. With a strong commitment to the community of central New York, Dubé sits on the board of directors of the Gifford Foundation.

Dubé holds a BA in Psychology from Syracuse University, an MBA from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Conflict Resolution from the Maxwell School. of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Dubé will serve the first year of her two-year term as the first staff representative during the 2021-2022 academic year. Due to her experience in registration services, she will also participate, ex officio, member of the board’s enrollment and student experience committee.

Amaar Asif ’22

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Amaar Asif

Asif is in her final year of studies in biology and neuroscience at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Coming to Syracuse from Old Bridge, New Jersey, he was involved in many important initiatives during his undergraduate years, most notably as president of academic affairs for the student association last year. He was also resident advisor for the Office of Student Life during the academic years 2019-2020 and 2020-21.

Asif’s research focuses on evolutionary biology and sexual selection. He is deeply involved in the health sciences, having served as a patient care intern at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is also vice president of finance for the Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity New York Nu Chapter at Syracuse University. He intends to pursue a career in medicine.

In response to the pandemic, Asif is a Crisis Text Line Mental Health Advisor and Patient Care Technician at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, helping the influx of patients due to COVID- 19. In 2020, he volunteered for the CommonHealth Project, building COVID-19 face shields and distributing them to local communities in the central New Jersey area.

Asif is one of two undergraduate student representatives appointed for the 2021-2022 academic year. He also participates, ex officio, on the Enrollment and Student Experience Committee.

Ryan M. Marquette L’22

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Ryan M. marquette

Marquette is a third year law student at the Faculty of Law and concurrently pursuing a Masters of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Prior to attending the College of Law, Marquette served as an infantry officer in the United States Army for eight years and continues to serve in the New York Army National Guard.

Marquette has also served as president of the Operation Veteran Advocacy, president of the National Security Student Association, and a member of the Syracuse Law Review. He is also a research assistant for Justice James E. Baker at the Institute for Security Policy and Law at the College of Law.

Marquette is the first law student representative for the 2021-22 academic year. He also participates, ex officio, the Academic Affairs and Enrollment Committee and the Council’s Student Experience Committee.

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