Congratulations!! Hofstra University’s Board of Trustees has elected a new slate of officers, including Business School alumnus Alan J. Bernon as its new chair.
Mr. Bernon, a senior advisor and president of the Affiliate Division of Dairy Farmers of America, the nation’s largest milk cooperation and leading dairy foods processor, is an alumnus of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, where he earned a B.B.A. degree in Finance and Economics in 1976. He has been a trustee for more than 20 years, and is a former Alumnus of the Year, recipient of an Alumni Achievement Award, and was named among the Zarb School’s top 100 MBA/BBA graduates.
In addition to his business responsibilities, Mr. Bernon has spent the past three decades deeply involved in a variety of community and philanthropic organizations. He has served as a director of more than a dozen nonprofits related to education, youth services, and medical research.
Besides his involvement at Hofstra, he currently serves on the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and the Dean’s Council of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Mr. Bernon also has been the recipient of numerous awards for his community service, including from the YMCA, the Lion’s Club, and the Brain Tumor Society.
“Alan Bernon has been a staunch advocate, a generous benefactor, and a trusted advisor whose service as a member of the Board of Trustees has been critical in making Hofstra the institution that it is today,” said President Stuart Rabinowitz. “Alan’s commitment to Hofstra, his support of major initiatives and his leadership are exemplary,” Persident Rabinowitz said. In recognition of his support of Hofstra, the Admissions center is named Bernon Hall.
Said Mr. Bernon: “For nearly 40 years, Hofstra has been an important part of my life. I am honored to be elected Chair and I look forward to working with President Rabinowitz, the Board, the new officers, and the rest of the campus community as we continue on Hofstra’s path of excellence.”