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Advisory Board


The Dyson Advisory Board consists of Dyson alumni and friends who represent a cross-section of class years, industries, and professional backgrounds.

As members, the Board partners with the Dyson Dean and Office of Development to:

  • Create Opportunitas for our students
    • Facilitate real-world learning experiences through volunteer activities and mentoring
    • Connect Dyson students with internship and career opportunities
  • Serve as connectors to fellow alumni
    • Make personal introductions for the Dyson Office of Development
    • Host events or gatherings to make Dyson more relevant to other alumni
  • Become philanthropic leaders within Pace University
    • Make annual personal contributions
    • Connect Dyson Office of Development to potential individual and intuitional donors

The Board meets twice each year, fall and spring, and holds additional conference calls as needed. In addition, each Board member is invited to attend University wide events and gatherings.

Benefits to being a Dyson Advisory Board member:

  • Receive current updates from the President, Dean and other administrative leaders
  • Recognized as a leader within Pace University
  • Given access and ability to collaborate with other alumni thought leaders
  • Membership in the Pace University President’s Society

Advisory Board Members

Harold Brandford '72

Biology/Pre Professional, BS
Anesthesiologist Specialist

Political Science, BA
Executive Director, The Union; President and CEO, Vital Strategies

Computer Science, BS; Certificate in Management Studies, Pace University
Senior Technical Architect, AT&T

Chemistry, BS
Deputy Director, Global Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

English Language and Literature, BA
Principal, Third Street Partners; Founder and CEO, USAdopt

Nicholas G. Kikis '85

Political Science, BA
Retired Department of Defense and Intelligence Community Senior Executive

Nikita Krishnan '19

Mental Health Counseling, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Pace University and Long Island University

Adjunct Faculty, Publishing at Pace University
Retired President Publisher, DC Comics

Psychology, BA
Assistant Director, State of NJ, Department of the Treasury, Division of Purchase and Property

Paul F. Ryan ‘86

Literature & Communication, BA
Senior Producer, Dateline, National Broadcasting Company

Previous Board Members

Social Sciences, BA; Master of Public Administration; Accounting, MS
Principal and Owner, Sourced Public Management Services

Managing Director - Business Services and LETS, PricewaterhouseCoopers