Shirley Strum Kenny has been a director since October 2008.
Dr. Kenny served as interim President of Augusta State University from July 2012 to January 2013 and was President of the State University of New York at Stony Brook from 1994 to 2009.
Dr. Kenny holds Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Texas, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Kenny was President of Queens College and has taught at the University of Texas, Gallaudet College, the Catholic University of America, the University of Delaware and the University of Maryland where she was Provost. She has served as a member of the Boards of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and New Jersey and the Long Island Association. She was also a board member and vice chair of the Board of Directors of the Brookhaven Science Associates, which oversees the Brookhaven National Laboratory. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Kenny was a consultant for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
In addition, she previously served on the Board of Directors of Computer Associates and Toys R Us, Inc. from 2000 to 2008.