First-Year Celebration Committee

Following a University-wide nomination process, a broadly representative First-Year Celebration Committee has been formed to recommend activities and events to celebrate Sarah Mangelsdorf’s first year as University President. The group aims to ensure that first-year events are as inclusive as possible, and members will serve as liaisons with their respective communities.

Committee members

Mary Ann Mavrinac, Chair

Vice Provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean, University of Rochester Libraries


Radha Bahukutumbi

Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics


Susan Blaakman

Faculty Member, School of Nursing


Vicki Brown

Staff Member, Medical Center (Materials Supply)


Jeanette Colby

Staff Member, University Communications


Sandhya Dwarkadas

Faculty Member, AS&E (Computer Science)


Joshua Farrelman

Staff Member, Government & Community Relations


David Featherman

Staff Member, Medical Center (Facilities)


Nikesha Gilmore

Faculty Member, Medical Center (Surgery)


Gwen M. Greene

’65 University Trustee and Chair, Board Student Life Committee


Joseph Haynes

M.D. Student, School of Medicine and Dentistry


Robert Hoggard

Doctoral Student, Warner School


Molly Jolliff

Staff Member, AS&E (International Student Engagement)


Ewin Joseph

Undergraduate Student, AS&E (College)

Haris Kalac

Undergraduate Student, AS&E (College)


Erin Kane

Staff Member, University Advancement


Alvin Lomibao

Staff Member, AS&E (Hajim School)


Julia Maddox

Staff Member, Barbara J. Burger iZone/University Libraries


Elizabeth Marvin

Faculty Member, Eastman School of Music


Kit Miller

Staff Member, MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence


Randi Moore

Staff Member, Athletics and Recreation


Tiffany Nicholas

Take 5 Student, AS&E (Hajim School)


Cam Schauf

Staff Member, Campus Dining Services and Auxiliary Operations


Michael Schneider

’73, ’77M (MD) Alumni Representative


Kayleigh Stampler

’08 Alumni Representative


Joanna Wu

Faculty Member, Simon Business School


Zuo Zhongyi

Undergraduate Student, AS&E (College)


Myra Henry, Staff to the Committee

Senior Director of Administrative Services and Diversity and Inclusion, University of Rochester Libraries