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Governing and Advisory Bodies

Working behind the scenes to create the best in public radio.

Fordham University Board of Trustees, Executive Committee

WFUV is the member-supported public media service licensed to Fordham University. The station’s governing board is The Executive Committee of Fordham University’s Board of Trustees.

  • Robert D. Daleo, Chair of the Board - Retired Vice Chairman, Thomson Reuters
  • Edward M. Stroz, Vice Chair of the Board - Co-President, Stroz Friedberg LLD
  • Nora Ahern Grose, Secretary of the Board
  • Joseph M. McShane, S.J. President, Fordham University
  • James E. Buckman - Retired
  • Michael J. Cosgrove - President and CEO, Mutual Fund GE Management
  • Christopher F. Fitzmaurice - CFF Asset Management
  • Joseph P. Parkes, S.J. - President, Cristo Rey New York High School
  • Thomas J. Regan, S.J.  - Director, Jesuit First Studies M.A. Program, Loyola University Chicago
  • Dennis G. Ruppel - Partner, Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP
  • Thomas Scirghi, S.J. - Associate Professor, Fordham University

WFUV Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is very involved with the station on a regular basis, in support of activities such as strategic planning, events, and fundraising.

  • Larry Taylor (Co-Chair, WFUV Advisory Board), StoneCastle Securities, LLC.
  • Laurie Sprayregen (Co-Chair, WFUV Advisory Board), Sprayregen Real Estate Advisors
  • Irwyn Applebaum
  • Hugo Barreca, National Standard Finance, LLC
  • Susan Bershad, M.D., Mount Sinai
  • Ann Blinkhorn, Blinkhorn, L.L.C.
  • John Creamer, Ernst & Young LLP (Retired)
  • Kurt Feuerman, Alliance Bernstein
  • Karen Sloe Goodman
  • John Heller, Private Investor
  • John A Herrmann, Jr. (Past Co-Chair, WFUV Advisory Board), Lincoln International, LLC
  • James J. Houlihan, Houlihan-Parnes Realtors LLC
  • Jarrett Lilien, Bendigo Partners
  • Patty Lipshutz, MOMA
  • John MacNeil, Moody Street Pictures
  • Peter Madonia, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Thao Matlock
  • Richard Mines
  • Jordan Seaman, Private Investor
  • Lisa Shalett, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Peter Smith, Ladder Capital
  • Joe Wekselblatt, Angelo, Gordon & Co.

Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board meets on a quarterly basis and is composed of people who are reasonably representative of the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by WFUV. Board members serve a renewable three-year term and must be willing to regularly attend board meetings.

The CAB is designed to review the impact of the programming goals, community service and significant policy decisions established by the station (the board is instrumental in WFUV's Strike A Chord campaign). Its role is strictly advisory and it has no authority over the daily management or operation of the station. There is no financial compensation for service, but there are no fundraising responsibilities. Employees of WFUV and Fordham University may not serve.

The CAB has open recruitment for new members every year, usually beginning in August. To apply, fill out this form. The Community Advisory Board meets four times a year at WFUV's Broadcast Center in Keating Hall on Fordham's Rose Hill Campus in Bronx, NY. Meetings are open to the public. Dates for the quarterly meetings are announced at least seven days in advance.  For information about how to attend, please email

Meeting dates:

  • Thursday September 24, 2015 at 6pm
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6pm
  • Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6pm
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 6pm

WFUV Community Advisory Board:

  • Brian Heese, Chair
  • John Dunn III, Vice Chair
  • Mary Boland
  • Paulo Coelho
  • Helene Cohen
  • Peter DiIorio
  • Diana Duffy
  • Laura Dukess
  • Monica Foster
  • Scott Goldner
  • Wayne Josel
  • Cathy Maher Smith
  • Suzanne McGillicuddy
  • Edward McTiernan
  • Shawn Parker
  • Jennifer Proga
  • Phil Schecter
  • Len Stein
  • Howard Stern
  • Tamara Tripp
  • Dana Weissman

WFUV Honorary Advisory Board

  • Jackson Browne
  • Edie Falco
  • Nora Guthrie
  • Norah Jones
  • Jorma Kaukonen
  • Tim Robbins
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Paul Simon
  • James Taylor
  • Suzanne Vega