Hofstra University Trustee Arthur “Jerry” Kremer has been elected as chair of the state’s Council of Governing Boards (CGB) representing 3,000 trustees of the more than 100 private colleges in New York. Kremer is a former chair of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee and is currently president of Empire Government Strategies of Uniondale. He is the first Hofstra trustee to be elected as chair since the founding of the CGB in 1976 and has served on the Hofstra Board for the past 25 years.
CGB is the trustee organization of New York’s independent colleges and universities, representing the interests of the approximate 3,000 trustees of those institutions. CGB’s board of directors draws from those campus trustee ranks to produce a representative sampling of the more than 100 independent sector institutions of higher education in New York. CGB’s sister organization, the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York (cIcu), represents the interests of the campus chief executive officers of the independent sector of higher education in New York.